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Dioryctria schuetzeella

(Fuchs, 1899)1454a / 62.026

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species restricted to woodland in Kent where it was first seen in 1980, the larva feeding on the young shoots of Norway spruce (Picea abies) and fir (Abies spp.). In Dorset, the moth has been seen on two occasions coincident with immigration from the Continent: Durlston, on 26 June 2003 (P Davey), Parley Common, on 29 July 1999 (R Cook).

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Additional Stats

Wingspan: 21-28mm
Flight: June -August
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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