Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1267 (ABH49.334) Cydia cosmophorana, (Treitschke, 1835)



General Information

This species can be seen flying on hot sunny days. Peak activity is at midday and in the afternoon.


The larvae live in resinous nodules and excrescences on the bark of the trunk and branches and also in the one-year-old galls of Petrova resinella and old galls of the Pyralid Dioryctria abietella.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 8-14mm
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (bark) (Pinus sylvestris)
Flying: One/two generations, May-June and August
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Pine forests and plantations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2005

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 02 June

Similar Species

Nationally Scarce B