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Dioryctria schuetzeella Fuchs, 1899

Spruce Knot-horn
62.0260 (B&F: 1454a)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Pyralidae
      »Subfamily: Phycitinae
        »Tribe: Phycitini

Nationally Scarce B

Resident. Generally scarce but it sometimes occurs sparingly at mv light in woods and on heathland. Distinctly episodic in appearance, with distribution being restricted to the far east and far west of the county. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late July. Larvae have not been discovered in Great Britain, although the foodplant is Norway spruce on the continent. (Pratt, 2011).

Dioryctria schuetzeella Fuchs, 1899
Findon Valley, 01 vii 2018
Photo: Mike Snelling
Dioryctria schuetzeella Fuchs, 1899
Wakehurst, 09 vii 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Dioryctria schuetzeella Fuchs, 1899
Etchingham, 10 vii 2014
Photo: Caroline Moore

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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