Prev Flights Rec Search
Ocnerostoma friesei
Plain Needle-miner (Svensson, 1966)
Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae
445 / 16.024
Photo © Neil Sherman

Tetrad Map
Google Map

Similar Species
Ringed Needle-miner
Ocnerostoma piniariella
Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: Two or Three Generations
March - May, Aug, Nov
Foodplant:   Scots Pine
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Double or triple-brooded.
Males have pale grey forewings, females are white.

Can be confused with the similar pine feeding species Ocnerostoma piniariella. O. friesei initially has an earlier flight time. Differences in antennae can also aid identification, Ocnerostoma friesei: grey. O. piniariella: ringed white and pale grey (male) and white (female)

The larvae, not distinguishable from O. piniariella, mine the needles of the foodplant from December to March, June to July and sometimes September.

First Norfolk record at Dersingham in 2011 (R.Jones, 14/04/11)

[MBGBI vol3, p65]

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
10/09/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
05/09/2023128TL78Weeting Heath
21/08/2023228TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
19/08/2023328TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
16/08/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
15/08/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
11/08/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
Further info: Ocnerostoma friesei
British Leafminers
UK Moths
British Lepidoptera
NBN Atlas
Moth Dissection UK
Historical UK Map
Svenska fjarilar
Bedfordshire Moths
Cambs Moths
Devon Moths
Dorset Moths
Essex Field Club
Hants Moths
Herts & Middx Moths
Huntingdon HMBG
Kent Moths
Norfolk Moths
Somerset Moths
Suffolk Moths
Upper Thames Moths
West Midlands Moths
Yorkshire Moths
Norfolk Moths (Full)
Back Record Home
iMoths V14.3 HD © Lepidoptera UK 2024
This web app requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy