Yponomeutidae : Yponomeutinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Female, ex pupa on Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Kinver Edge, Staffordshire.

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Ocnerostoma piniariella
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Ocnerostoma friesei

(Svensson, 1966)445 / 16.024

Locally fairly common resident.

Pinus sylvestris with larva mining a needle from January to April and in June/July.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: Two or three generations with adults possible from April to November
Foodplant:   Scots Pine
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Ocnerostoma piniariella | Ypsolopha mucronella >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO79
16/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ32
26/01/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO88 -
31/07/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
20/05/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO77
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