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16.023 Ocnerostoma piniariella Zeller,1847
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exuviae ventral view
dorsal view
ventral view
pupal surface


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

Mine: April - May

Pupa: In a white cocoon between spun needles. Exuviae are seen above.Tthe bottom photo shows the reticulate pupal surface.

Notes: The larva feeds within the needle from the tip to base.

Data: v.2007,Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ex mine iv.2006, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Willem Ellis

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