Lepidoptera: Yponomeutinae

442 Cedestis gysseleniella (Zeller,1839) < back | home  

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 (as shown), then darkens as it matures.

Notes: The larva feeds within the needle from the base to tip. During the mining phase the larva is orange red, but on emergence is shiny green.

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 17.iv.05, Fleet, Hants, VC12