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62.047 ~ 1461 ~ Assara terebrella
UK Status

Resident. A local species found in southern Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded once from Powis Castle near Welshpool in 2009.

Wingspan :   M & F, 22-25mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mature spruce woodland.


Norway spruce.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on cone. Larva feed inside the cone causing them to drop prematurely. Pupates in a slight cocoon within the cone.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 12th June 2009, Powis Castle