Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Pseudococcyx turionella

I collected some Scots Pine shoots the other day from Stoke Common, Bucks and one moth has already emerged from a bud:

This is a Pseudococcyx turionella. The larvae have a tendency to live in (and destroy) the terminal bud during the autumn, winter and spring. Not, I imagine, popular with Forestry Commission people, but the moths are reasonably scarce.

Andy King.

1 comment:

  1. What a smart specimen, Andy. Shows the value of rearing in that you can get a pristine adult rather than one that has lost half its scales in a moth trap!


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