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16.023 Ocnerostoma piniariella Zeller,1847
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a white cocoon between spun leaves


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

Mine: April - May

Pupa: In a white cocoon between spun needles (as shown).

Notes: The larva feeds within the needle from the tip to base. Species determined by pupal characteristics.

Data: 17.iv.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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