|1212 ~ Rhyacionia pinivorana ~ Spotted Shoot Moth|
Resident. Widespread and locally common in England and Wales.
Recorded once in 2008 from Commins Coch in the west of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 15-19mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever foodplant is found.
Shoot miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva first feeds in a bud then lives in lateral shoots hollowing them out. Pupates in larval habitation usually near the tip of a shoot.
Click map for larger image
Photo by PRW, 19th June 2008, Commins Coch