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16.023 Ocnerostoma piniariella Zeller,1847
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larva feeds from tip to base

Food Plant: Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine), Pinus radiata (Monterey Pine)

Mine: April - May

Pupa: In a white cocoon between spun needles

Notes: The larva feeds within the needle from the tip to base (as shown). Mine shown on P.radiata.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 444

Data: 17.iv.2005, Southsea, Hants, VC11, John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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