Spotted Shoot Moth Rhyacionia pinivorana
Spotted Shoot Moth Rhyacionia pinivorana
Adult • Formby, Lancashire • ©

49.307 BF1212
Spotted Shoot Moth Rhyacionia pinivorana

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)


Wingspan 15-19 mm.

Like other members of the genus Rhyacionia, the foodplant of this species is Scots pine Pinus sylvestris, the larvae feeding internally in the shoots and buds.

The adults fly from May to July and are normally found at night when they are attracted to light. However, they do sometimes fly during the day.

The species is distributed widely over much of the British Isles, being common in some areas.
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