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Ocnerostoma piniariella
Ringed Needle-miner (Zeller, 1847)
Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae
444 / 16.023
Photo © Steve Joyner,  Natural Surroundings (TG048407) - 22/07/2013 ID confirmed by J. Clifton

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Plain Needle-miner
Ocnerostoma friesei
Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Scots Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Local. Scarce.
Conifer plantations.

Distribution is incompletely known due to confusion with the very similar O. friesei.

There is very little to separate this species from Ocnerostoma friesei. Attention should be paid to the antenna, which is ringed white and pale grey in the male and white in the female.

[MBGBI vol3, p65]

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 10 Records
17/06/2022128TF92North Elmham
19/07/2014128TF62Dersingham Bog
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