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49.259 ~ 1163 ~ Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana ~ Spruce Bud Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles as far north as Morayshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-15mm.

Confusion species

Z. rufimitrana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Pine woods and gardens with conifers.


Pine and other conifer species.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds within the new shoot growth. Pupates in a fragile cocoon spun in debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 22nd July 2011, Commins Coch