Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 22 May 2019

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Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (15-19mm)
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Rhyacionia pinivorana
Spotted Shoot

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)1212 / 49.307

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Also on Scots pine, taken by Gibbs and Crutwell with the last kind, as well as at Flixton by the latter; Aldringham in 1929 (Whit). Icklingham and Tuddenham (Wrt).

Recent Status: A common species across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from April to July and coming to light. The larvae feed on Pinus sylvestris. They hollow out a bud prior to hibernation and then feed in lateral shoots. They pupate in the larval habitation or spun among needles.

Identification: The smallest of the genus in Suffolk without the strident orange colour of the other species but the commonly white, grey and brown species can have brighter brown or orange brown markings. More Info

Recorded in 30 (52%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2021225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
09/07/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
07/07/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
26/06/2021326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/06/2021626TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 15-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Scots Pine
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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