Pyralidae : Phycitinae
ABH BF
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Similar Norfolk Species
Dioryctria schuetzeella
Spruce Knot-horn
Dioryctria sylvestrella
New Pine Knot-horn
Dioryctria simplicella
Brown Pine Knot-horn
 
Dioryctria abietella
Dark Pine Knot-horn

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)62.028/1454
Norfolk status
The status of the four Dioryctria species in Britain uncertain, as very difficult to tell apart.
Fairly common over a wide range. Associated with pine.

D. abietella is rather dentated in its more dorsal portion of the sub-terminal line.

Recorded in 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2016.

Dioryctria simplicella  |  Phycita roborella >

Determination
Subterminal fascia strongly dentate (zigzagged) from the middle towards the dorsum
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Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2016127TG33 - Bacton
17/07/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/07/2016228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/07/2016127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
14/07/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 27-33mm
Season: June - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Monterey Pine, Norway Spruce, Noble Fir, Douglas Fir
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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