Pseudococcyx posticana: Distribution map

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49.299 BF1208
Pseudococcyx posticana

(Zetterstedt, 1839)


Wingspan c.12-15 mm.

This pine-loving species is to be found on the wing during May and June when it becomes active towards evening, resting among the foliage by day.

It is distributed widely over much of the British Isles and frequents heathland and coniferous woods.

The larvae attack the shoots of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) causing the affected shoot to arrest its development.
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