Lepidoptera: Yponomeutinae

443 Cedestis subfasciella (Stephens,1834) < back | home  

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 seen). The thoracic region is noticeably blue/green.

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 25.iii.2005, ex mine 16-18.iii.2005, Dwingelderveld, Drenthe, Nederlands, Willem Ellis