Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
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 of forewing markings than the three other similar species, and is usually smaller than D. abietella

Recorded in 34 (46%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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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
09/06/2022128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
24/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/08/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
18/08/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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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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