The Moths of Suffolk
1454b Dioryctria sylvestrella, (Ratzeburg, 1840)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local, primarily Sandlings and Breckland

Habitats : Conifer plantations and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to August

Wingspan details : Wingspan 28-35mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDioryctria abietella
Dioryctria schuetzeella
Dioryctria simplicella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (11.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
Dunwich, Suffolk (24.viii.2016) © Paul Kitchener