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49.332 (BF1268)

Pine-bark Piercer   

Cydia coniferana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-April under bark, exuding reddish-brown frass.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Scots Pine, Black Pine, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 16th June 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

2 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1978 2022
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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