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16.023 Ocnerostoma piniariella Zeller,1847
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dorsal view
lateral view
ventral view


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

Mine: April - May

Pupa: In a white cocoon between spun needles. The diagnotic feature for this species is shown from the scabrous plates (at the anal end of the pupa) above. These protuberances are shown in dorsal, lateral and then ventral view.

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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