Moth name search:
UKMoths: your guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland

445 Ocnerostoma friesei

Svensson, 1966

Adult
Ocnerostoma friesei (Adult)

Adult

Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire. Reared from pupa.

(Photo © )

Adult

Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire. Reared from pupa.

(Photo © )

445 Ocnerostoma friesei

More images

Adult
Adult
Adult
Show Map

16.024 BF445
Ocnerostoma friesei

Svensson, 1966

Wingspan 8-10 mm.

The males and females of this moth have different colourations. The males have pale grey forewings and those of the female are white.

This is a species found associated with scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and has been confused with another pine-feeding species, Ocnerostoma piniariella. Separation of these two is by dissection.

The species is bi- or trivoltine, with flight periods in March to May, August and sometimes November.

UKMoths is sponsored by Anglian Lepidopterist Supplies