Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Retinia resinella

Retinia resinella (Linnaeus, 1758)

pine resin-gall moth

on Pinus

Retinia resinella gall

Pinus sylvestris, Belgium, prov. Liège, Robertville, Brackvenn © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Retinia resinella gall


Retinia resinella gall

opened gall

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus banksiana, mugo, pinaster, sylvestris.


The larva lives for two years. Freshly emerged it retreats in a small smit in a shoot at the base of a needle, covered by a bit of spinning. Slowly it is covered with resin, and at the of the summer the gall has reached the size of a pea. Only after another summer the gall has reached its definite size.


Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Evetria, Petrova, resinella.


In old galls often the larve lives of Cydia cosmophorana.


Béguinot (2000b, 2002g,h, 2006a, 2007b, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Buhr (1965a), Burton, Carbonnelle, Ellis & Schneider (2019a), Cogolludo (1921a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Deckert & Deckert (2016a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Houard (1908a), Kollár (2011a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon & Romain (2009a), Lambinon Schneider & Feitz (2012a), Lepiforum (2019), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a) Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a), Thomann (1956a), Thomann, Standfuss & Müller-Rutz (1913a), Tomasi (2003a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 22.vii.2021