62.028 .... B&F 1454
Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....There are few Nottinghamshire records of this moth, which is one of four diffcult to identify species. All four Dioryctrias are similarly marked and coloured, so identification is difficult from photographs and sometimes reliant on dissection. Occurs in areas of commercial Pine forestry, with records largely from the north of the county only so far.
Photographed at Market Warsop August 2020
Photographed at Budby South Forest August 2012
Larval feeding signs on the cones of Larch Larix dicidua. Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top August 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dioryctria abietella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Ian Ellis. Phil Cadman.

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Updated January 2021

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