Cedestis subfasciella

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Cedestis subfasciella
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Cedestis
C. subfasciella
Binomial name
Cedestis subfasciella
(Stephens, 1834)[1]
  • Telea subfasciella Stephens, 1834[1]
  • Argyresthia farinatella Zeller, 1839[1]
  • Cedestis farinatella[1]
  • Dyscedestis farinatella

Cedestis subfasciella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in almost all of Europe, except part of the Balkan Peninsula.[2]

The wingspan is 9–11 mm. Adults are on wing from March[1] or April[3] to September[1] or October.[3]

The larvae feed on Abies alba,[1] Pinus mugo,[1] Pinus nigra and Pinus sylvestris.[1] They mine the needles of their host plant. The mine starts at the tip and descends, full depth, towards the base of the needle. The mine is completely filled with granular frass. Pupation takes place outside of the mine[4] in a cocoon on the ground.[5] Larvae can be found from December to March or April.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gershenson, Zlata S.; Ulenberg, Sandrine A. (1998). The Yponomeutinae (Lepidoptera) of the world exclusive of the Americas. University of Amsterdam. p. 62. ISBN 0444858199.
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ a b "microlepidoptera.nl". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2012-04-11.
  4. ^ bladmineerders.nl
  5. ^ Lepidoptera of Belgium[permanent dead link]