Brown Pine Ermel - Cedestis subfasciella


Wingspan 9 to 11 mm with a distinctive patterning of brown and white.

Identification difficulty

A species associated with coniferous woodland, in particular Pine (Pinus).

When to see it

The adult moths have quite a long emergence period, from March until July, when they can be attracted to light.

Life History

The larva feeds internally on the needles of Pine.

UK Status

Fairly well distributed throughout Britain, though less common in the north and west. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map