The Moths of Suffolk
1211 Rhyacionia pinicolana, (Doubleday, 1849)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Coniferous woodland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to August

Larval foodplants : In the shoots of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Plentiful among Scots pine at Orford in July 1902 (Gbs), Aldeburgh and Southwold in 1897 (Ctw) and Sutton Heath 1927-35, as well as near Thetford (Whit). In great numbers at Ampton in 1910 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221); beaten from Scots pine at Mildenhall in August 1931 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-23mm


Confusion species
    AdultRhyacionia buoliana, Pine Shoot Moth

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (30.vii.2006) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (4.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener