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

detail

Retinia resinella gall

opened gall

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus banksiana, mugo, pinaster, sylvestris.

Gall

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.

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Evetria, Petrova, resinella.

inquilines

In old galls often the larve lives of Cydia cosmophorana.

references

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).

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