Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Retinia perangustana

Retinia perangustana (Snellen, 1883)

on Larix


The larvae bore in the cones, feeding on the seeds and the softer tissues of the cone. Infected cones are recognisably by frass at its outside. Pupation in a thin white cocoon among the litter.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Larix decidua, x polonica, sibirica.


Univoltine; hibernation as pupa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Buschmann (2014a), Deutsch (2012a), Paulavičiūtė, Inokaitis, Švitra & Bačianskas (2020a), Roweck & Savenkov (2013a), Schaffers & Muus (2018a).

Last modified 11.ii.2021