1214 Pine Resin-gall Moth Retinia resinella

Single-brooded, overwinters twice as a larva

Recorded larval stage July to April

Adult forewing - around 7.5 to 10mm. Flies June (commonest in odd years)

Larval foodplants : Initially the larva bores a small hole in a twig of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestis) which exudes resin.
The larva then feeds inside a gall in the resin and eventually pupates in a cocoon still inside the gall.

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