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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904188319042005
Year last recorded2014201420132013
Number of records61687
Number of individuals21677
Unique positions51076
Unique locations41065
Adult records51467
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 37 records from 25 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana 05
© Andy Nunn
1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana 04
© Andy Nunn
1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana (Spotted Shoot Moth) 03
© Damian Money
1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana (Spotted Shoot Moth) 02
© Damian Money
1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana (Spotted Shoot Moth) 01
© John Edwards

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records are restricted to vice-counties 61 to 64 where it is quite widespread and sometimes fairly common.

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