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1454 ~ Dioryctria abietella
UK Status

Resident & Migrant. Widespread but fairly local throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at a few sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 27-33mm.

Confusion species


D. mutatella and D. schuetzeella
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Pine.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feed an various parts of the pine, including the leaves, buds and cones. Pupal site undocumented.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st Aug 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 23rd Aug 2011, Commins Coch