Pine shoot moth

Pine shoot moth

Rhyacionia buoliana


pine trees

Description: The Pine shoot moth is a Lepidoptera 21-23 mm in size that feeds on species of the Pinus genus, especially P. nigra, P. pinea and P. halepensis.


Number of annual generations: up to two generations a year, although normally there is only one.


Damage: the larvae feed on the buds and shoots of the pines causing killing or deforming them, and deforming the tree or stulting its growth.