Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1269 (ABH49.330) Cydia conicolana, (Heylaerts, 1874)



General Information

This species can be distinguished from C. coniferana by the narrow, transverse, metallic-blue band on forewing.


The moths fly in the late morning, afternoon and sunset, keeping to the tops of trees.


The larvae bore into a young cone of pine, especially Scots pine (P. sylvestris) and feeds internally on the seeds.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Corsican Pine (in cones) (Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii var. corsicana)
Flying: One generation, May-June
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Established pine forests.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2010

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 May to 07 June

Similar Species

Nationally Scarce B