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Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Dark Pine Knot-horn
62.0280 (B&F: 1454)


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

Common

Suspected resident and immigrant. Usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light, although it is occasionally fairly common amongst plantations of evergreens, on heathland, and along parts of the coast when apparently migrating. Probably generally distributed across much of the county. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to mid September, occasionally to late September. Larvae feed on "Scotch fir" (Scots pine). (Pratt, 2011).

Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 29 v 2017
Photo: Mike Snelling
Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Abbots Wood, 06 viii 2019
Photo: Evan Jones
Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Brighton, 17 vii 2015
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, x 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crowborough, 07 vi 2014
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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