Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

05134 Cydia conicolana, (Heylaerts, 1874)

BF1269 (ABH49.330)


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:


Established pine forests.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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