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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 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, with a faint dorsal line (as shown). The larvae are resting prior to pupation and starting to spin cocoons.

Data: 21.ii.2109, Highgate Common, Staffordshire, VC39 (top photo); 28.ii.2019, ex mine 20.ii.2019, Lickey Hills Country Park, Worcestershire, VC37 (bottom photo)

Image:© Patrick Clement

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