Morley’s Final Catalogue: A common kind, feeding in shoots of Scots-pine, imagines on trunks. Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Thorp and Southwold (Ctw); Leiston (Grey). Brandon (Barrett); Tuddenham.
Recent Status: Well recorded across Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying during June, July and August. The larvae feed on Pinus sylvestris and Larix decidua. They mine a needle in which they hibernate. Following hibernation they feed from spinnings by boring into shoots.
Identification: This is a small Gelechiid that rests flat on substrate. It is dark or almost black. Sometimes darker and lighter banding is evident. Each wing has five prominent black scale tufts. More Info Identification is not always easy and genitalia dissection may be necessary for identification. More Info
Recorded in 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1902. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats