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Dioryctria schuetzeella
Spruce Knot-horn

(Fuchs, 1899)1454a / 62.026
Norfolk status

Generally smallest of the British Dioryctria species, often a brighter looking moth showing broader white bands. There is a diagnostic pale spot on the hindwing, but this is not visible in the field.

Possibly seen at Wells. Not confirmed. Recorded just over the border at Santon Downham (Suffolk) 2001

First confirmed (gen. det. J Clifton) Norfolk record at Weston Park in 2011 (NMS Field meeting)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2011.
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Dioryctria schuetzeella, Weston Park, Norfolk, Slide 1291 J Clifton (819x1000)
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25/06/2011127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Wingspan: 21-28mm
Flight: June -August
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  (2)
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