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

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 26 July 2012
Dioryctria abietella Adult

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© Robin Howard

Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 27-33mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to September when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all local coniferous plantations and the Las Descargues mv traps.

Larvae feed on Pinus sylvestris, and Abies, Larix, Picea species.

 

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