Blastesthia posticana

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Blastesthia posticana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Section: Cossina
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Blastesthia
Species: B. posticana
Binomial name
Blastesthia posticana
Zetterstedt, 1839
Synonyms
  • Coccyx posticana
  • Pseudococcyx posticana (Zetterstedt, 1839)
  • Retinia fulvimitrana Heinemann, 1863
  • Coccyx mulsantiana Nrdlinger, 1848

Blastesthia posticana is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found from northern and central Europe to eastern Russia.

The wingspan is 11–16 mm. Adults are on wing in May and June. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Pinus sylvestris. It can occasionally become a nuisance, but is not considered a serious pest. The larvae show preference for small buds.

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