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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19501922
Year last recorded19541922
Number of records21
Number of individuals21
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records21
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1922.


16.023 Ocnerostoma piniariella 03 pupa
© Dave Shenton
16.023 Ocnerostoma piniariella 02 cocoon in spun needles
© Dave Shenton
16.023 Ocnerostoma piniariella 01 mined Pine needle
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The records under this name include O. friesei (Svensson). Where a date of capture is given it has been possible to tell which species was involved. Further records are needed to establish the distribution of both species.

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