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Dioryctria simplicella

(Heinemann, 1863)1455 / 62.027

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva in the cones feeding on the seeds of pines (Pinacea spp.). In Dorset, the moth is locally frequent in extensive conifer plantation on sandy soils. Pinewood habitat elsewhere in the county appears not to be colonised. Dispersed individuals are occasionally trapped well away from core habitat. The national norm is for a single brood in July, but in Dorset an additional, smaller bivoltine cycle is suggested by the data.

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 21-30mm
Flight: June - Sept
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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