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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local naturalised resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Aug.

Forewing: 10-15mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19971982198419912000
Year last recorded20142009201120142007
Number of records17136811
Number of individuals1026812
Unique positions128673
Unique locations118573
Adult records17136811
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 55 records from 34 sites. First recorded in 1982.


62.027 Dioryctria simplicella 02
© Terry Box, 30 Jul 2020
62.027 Dioryctria simplicella 01
© Ian Marshall, 22 Aug 2009

Species Account

Syn. D. mutatella (Fuchs, 1903)

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The meagre evidence available suggests that this may be a more frequent species than D. abietella (Denis & Schiffermuller) in Yorkshire.

Beaumont, 2002: There are now records of this moth from all five vice-counties.

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