Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Dioryctria abietella
Dark Pine Knot-horn
Dioryctria schuetzeella
Spruce Knot-horn
Dioryctria simplicella
Brown Pine Knot-horn
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Dioryctria sylvestrella
New Pine Knot-horn

(Ratzeburg, 1840)62.025/1454b
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 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Subterminal fascia much straighter when compared to D. abietella, not showing strong zigzags
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Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
08/09/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/09/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/08/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/08/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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Wingspan: 28-35mm
Season: June - Sept
Foodplant:   Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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