The Moths of Suffolk
1455 Dioryctria simplicella, Heinemann, 1863

National Status : Local

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 early September

Larval foodplants : probably pines (Pinus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Although Dioryctria species are quoted in Morley, due to the poorly understood nature of this genus, it is probably safer to discard the records

Wingspan details : Wingspan 24-30mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDioryctria abietella
Dioryctria schuetzeella
Dioryctria sylvestrella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Melanic specimen - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (viii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Melanic specimen - Ipswich, Suffolk (25.ix.2013) © Neil Sherman
Iken Cliff, Suffolk (21.vi.2015) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman