Pyralidae : Galleriinae
ABH BF
Photo © Dave Jones,  11/08/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

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 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2015.

 

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Determination
b Subterminal fascia much straighter when compared to D. abietella, not showing strong zigzags
Subterminal fascia strongly dentate (zigzagged) from the middle towards the dorsum
a Dioryctria schuetzeella, Weston Park, Norfolk, Slide 1291 J Clifton (819x1000)
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23/07/2015127TG12 - Aylsham
23/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
14/07/2015228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
13/07/2015228TL79 - 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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