Dioryctria simplicella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 27 September 2015
Dioryctria simplicella Adult


© Robin Howard

Dioryctria simplicella Heinemann, 1865

Wingspan: 22-25mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to the end of September. A scarce species at Las Descargues only recorded from the coniferous plantations and a single record from the gardens.

Larvae feed on various species of pine where it is a pest.