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49.307 ~ 1212 ~ Rhyacionia pinivorana ~ Spotted Shoot Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common in England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded once in 2008 from Commins Coch in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Scots Pine.

Lifestage data

Shoot miner. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva first feeds in a bud then lives in lateral shoots hollowing them out. Pupates in larval habitation usually near the tip of a shoot.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 19th June 2008, Commins Coch