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Retinia resinella (Linnaeus, 1758)

A rather common species throughout Belgium, though mostly never in great numbers.

The larva lives in the shoots of Pinus sylvestris where it causes a resin gall to develop. The development takes two years.

The adults fly in May and June. They are active at dusk and come to light.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Kalmthout, 05 April 2008.
reared from gall (Photo © Chris Snyers)
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