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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8-12mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883200118832004
Year last recorded20142014201220132004
Number of records279591
Number of individuals15191381
Unique positions207581
Unique locations207581
Adult records258481
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 51 records from 41 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.306 Rhyacionia pinicolana 03
© Damian Money
49.306 Rhyacionia pinicolana 02
© Ian Marshall, 24 July 2012
49.306 Rhyacionia pinicolana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 1 Aug 2008

Species Account

Similar species: 1210 Pine Shoot Moth Rhyacionia buoliana.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed although usually in small numbers with records from vice-counties 61 to 64.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers 25.7.2004 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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