The Moths of Suffolk
1079 Piniphila bifasciana, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Locally widespread in Sandlings and Brecks

Habitats : Coniferous woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : In the shoots and male blossoms of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) and Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Usually uncommon, among Scots pines. Aldeburgh in 1892, and Flixton near Bungay (Ctw); Fritton marsh at light (Mly); not rare round Brandon (Barrett). Abundant in Austrian pines at Waldringfield (Wlr) and Sutton Heath (Whit) in 1935.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-16mm


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dunwich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener