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

(Heinemann, 1863)1455 / 62.027
Norfolk status
Conifer plantations and heathland.
Fairly common where pine occurs.

D. simplicella tends to have less contrast on the forewing markings than the other three species, and is usually smaller than D. abietella, which it is perhaps most often confused with.UKmoths

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

Dioryctria schuetzeella  |  Dioryctria abietella >

Dioryctria simpliciella (f), Amner, Norfolk, Slide 1509 (J Clifton) (513x1000)
A melanistic form occurs but will usually show a paler basal patch and slightly paler terminal area to the forewing
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
07/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/08/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Wingspan: 21-30mm
Flight: June - Sept
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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