The Moths of Suffolk
444 Ocnerostoma pinariella, Zeller, 1847

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Conifer plantations

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Records : Elveden (P Sterling, 15.vii.2004), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman,

Morley's Final Catalogue : A common kind among Scots-fir, but unnoted here for many years. Before 1890 it was taken about Leiston (Grey); Flixton near Bungay (Ctw); and Brandon (Barrett). Rediscovered on Sutton Heath in 1935 (Whit.); at Herringfleet Woods in early April, and West Stow in May, 1936 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm


Confusion species
    AdultOcnerostoma friesei

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Confirmed by dissection by Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman

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