Last modified: Feb. 24, 2022, 7:17 p.m.
A fairly common and widespread species in Belgium.
Sometimes frass can be detected on infected cones.
The adults have been observed from late April till early June. They are active in afternoon sunshine round the tops of the trees.
The larva lives in a cone of Picea abies or Picea omorika, feeding on the seeds. Pupation inside the cone.