Batrachedra pinicolella

Pine Needle-moth


Species Codes

B&F 879 RES 36.002

Other Names

Pine Cosmet

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Species Account

In light of research published in 2022, this species and the closely related B. confusella will need dissection for confirmation to species level. ""All previous records likely to need aggregating.  

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Batrachedra pinicolella (Pine Cosmet) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Batrachedra pinicolella (Pine Cosmet) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Batrachedra pinicolella (Pine Cosmet) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Batrachedra pinicolella (Pine Cosmet) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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