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Cydia strobilella
(spruce seed moth)



Cydia strobilella (spruce seed moth)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cydia strobilella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • spruce seed moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cydia strobilella (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • spruce seed moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Cydia youngana Kearfott
  • Grapholitha strobilella Linnaeus
  • Laspeyresia strobilella Linnaeus
  • Laspeyresia youngana Kearfott
  • Pseudotomoides strobilellus (Linnaeus)
  • Tortrix strobilella Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: spruce, seed moth
  • French: pyrale des graines de l'epinette; tordeuse des graines de l'épinette

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: grankoglevikler
  • Finland: kaepykaeaeriaeinen
  • Germany: Wickler, Fichtenzapfen-
  • Norway: grankoglevikler
  • Sweden: grankottvecklare

EPPO code

  • LASPST (Cydia strobilella)
  • LASPYO (Cydia strobilella)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Tortricidae
  •                             Genus: Cydia
  •                                 Species: Cydia strobilella

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Distribution Database Table

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Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen Arthropods|Larvae
Copidosoma Parasite Eggs
Cycasis rubiginosa Parasite
Metarhizium anisopliae Pathogen
Scambus longicorpus Parasite
Scambus protentus Parasite
Scambus tenebrosus Parasite
Trichogramma dendrolimi Parasite
Trichogramma pallidum Parasite Eggs

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