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16.021 Cedestis gysseleniella Zeller,1839
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mine develops from base of leaf to tip

Food Plant: Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine), Pinus contorta (Lodgepole Pine)

Mine: March - April

Pupa: In a white cocoon on the ground. The pupa is initially green, then darkens as it matures.

Notes: The larva feeds within the needle from the base to tip and exits close to the tip. During the mining phase the larva is orange red, but on emergence is shiny green. The development of the mine can be seen.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 442

Data: 09.iv.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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