Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
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Cydia illutana

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)1266a / 49.329

Rare resident, possibly more common but under recorded in plantations with the foodplants.

On various conifers especially Larix decidua with larva feeding in July/August, boring into green cones to feed on seeds, exuding frass on to outside of the cones.

Flies in daytime and comes to light at night.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (5%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2007.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Various conifers, especially larch
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/20223VC40 - ShropshireSO78
24/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
01/06/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
01/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
25/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
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