The Moths of Suffolk
1454a Dioryctria schuetzeella, Fuchs, 1899

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain, possibly resident or migrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Conifer plantations

Larval foodplants : Norway Spruce (Picea abies), and possibly other conifers

Records : Monks Eleigh (A Watchman 7.viii.1986), Ipswich Golf Course (N Sherman 31.vii.2000 & 14.vii.2004), Santon Downham (J Chainey & J Spence, 28.vii.2001), Elveden (G Finch, 12.vii.2007), East Bergholt (A Prichard & G Bull, 13.vii.2007)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 26-28mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDioryctria abietella
Dioryctria sylvestrella
Dioryctria simplicella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman

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