The Moths of Suffolk
1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana, Spotted Shoot Moth, (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Coniferous woodland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to early July

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

Morley's Final Catalogue : Also on Scots pine, taken by Gibbs and Crutwell with the last kind, as well as at Flixton by the latter; Aldringham in 1929 (Whit). Icklingham and Tuddenham (Wrt).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultRhyacionia logaea, Elgin Shoot Moth
Retinia resinella, Pine Resin-gall Moth

Compare confusion species
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Eye, Suffolk (23.vi.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (28.v.2009) © Neil Sherman
Lynford, Norfolk (7.vi.2008) © Lee Gregory
 
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Elveden, Thetford forest, Suffolk (15.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman
Iken Cliff, Suffolk (19.vi.2015) © Paul Kitchener