Seq # 362910030

Cydia coniferana (Saxesen, 1840) Species

Last modified: March 9, 2023, 5:58 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, more observed in the northern part.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Grapholitini > Genus: Cydia > Species: Cydia coniferana
Vernacular names
Schorssparspiegelmot (NL), Pine-bark Piercer (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Crombrugghe G. 1901. Note sur quelques Microlépidoptères de la faune belge. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 45: 100–104. On page 100.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults have been observed from mid May till August in apparently two generations. They fly around conifers in sunshine during the afternoon and on the wing again at dusk. They come sparsely to light

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris, Pinus nigra var. maritima and Picea omorika

The larva lives in a silk-lined tunnel under the bark of Pinus sylvestris. It feeds also on Pinus nigra, Picea and Abies. Hibernates as a larva. Pupation in the larval habitation during next spring.

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