Pyralidae: Phycitinae

1454b (ABH62.025) Dioryctria sylvestrella, (Ratzeburg, 1840)

KR05781

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This is the largest of the four Dioryctria species. The status of the four Dioryctria species in the UK is uncertain, as they are very difficult to tell apart.


Wingspan: 28-35 mm.
Foodplant(s): pines (Pinus spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-September
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Conifer plantations and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 06 June

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
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Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths

Nationally Scarce B