Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Dioryctria abietella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Dark Pine Knot-horn

Family: Pyralidae
Checklist Number: 62.028

Rare and first recorded in the Outer Hebrides in 2010. It's a specialist conifer feeder, active from July to August

The larvae feed on the young shoots of various conifers

Dioryctria abietella
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