Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Dioryctria abietella
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Dioryctria sylvestrella
New Pine Knot-horn

(Ratzeburg, 1840)1454b / 62.025
Norfolk status
Largest of the four Dioryctria.
Conifer plantations and heathland.

Smoother sub-terminal line on the forewing in D. sylvestrella than with D. abietella.
In addition, the sub-terminal line approaches the dorsum almost at a right-angle in D. sylvestrella.

Recorded in 37 (54%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Subterminal fascia much straighter when compared to D. abietella, not showing strong zigzags
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/08/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
12/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
12/08/2020+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
11/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 28-35mm
Flight: June - Sept
Foodplant:   Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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