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16.022 Cedestis subfasciella (Stephens,1834)
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Food Plant: Pinus sp.

Mine: December - April

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

Notes: The larva feeds within the needle from the tip to base and exits close to the base. On emergence the larva is a green-blue colour.

Data: 11.iv.2005, ex mine 16-18.iii.2005, Dwingelderveld, Drenthe, Nederlands, Willem Ellis

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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