Lep:Yponomeutinae
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16.023 Ocnerostoma piniariella Zeller,1847
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the pupae vary in colour
ventral view

 

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. The pupae vary in colour from light to dark brown and are distiguished from O.freisei by the presence of two protuberances ventrally at the anal end of the pupa (as shown).

Data: 29.iv.2007, ex mines iv.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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