Thursday, 27 July 2017

Ocnerostoma .

Some rainy-day dissecting a day ago allowed me to identify 3 Ocnerostoma piniariella specimens - 2 females and a male. These were raised from Scots Pine needles I'd collected earlier in the year from Stoke Common, near Fulmer in Bucks. Martin Albertini apprises me they represent the second Bucks record - the first being in 1986. No photos, I'm afraid, but they look just like O. friesei, which is commoner.


  1. Nice to see your collection of nibbled needles providing some excellent records, Andy!

    1. Yes. It always beats me that all these things can make a living eating bits of pine tree. It really doesn't look at all appetizing.


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