The Moths of Suffolk
1210 Rhyacionia buoliana, Pine Shoot Moth, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Coniferous woodland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to early September

Larval foodplants : In the buds of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) and other pines (Pinus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Our most frequent kind of the genus on Pinus sylvestris; unrecorded in the south. On pines in Monks Soham garden (Mly); Sutton Heath, 1933-5 (Whit); Orford in July (Gbs); Aldeburgh and Southwold (Ctw); Leiston, Herringfleet. Thetford in 1932, Tuddenham, Brandon.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-24mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRhyacionia pinicolana

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Lower Hollesley Common, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman