1209 Pine Bud Moth Pseudococcyx turionella

Single-brooded, overwinters as a larva

Recorded larval stage August to March

Adult forewing - around 6.5 to 9.5mm. Flies May to mid-June

Larval foodplants : Larval foodplants : In the buds of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

and less often Shore Pine (Pinus contorta) or Corsican Pine (Pinus nigra)

Not currently available on this website. For examples of developing buds in Scots Pine see:-


For an example of an adult see:-