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62.028 (BF1454)

Dark Pine Knot-horn   

Dioryctria abietella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.


Very similar to other Dioryctria species. Disection may be required for confident identification.

Recording Method

Attracted to light.

Flight period


Larval foodplants



Coniferous woodland.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Dalbeattie Forest, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 1994, while the first for Wigtownshire was found on Carsegowan Moss, on 9th August 1997 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, with the Dumfriesshire first being found at Kirkton during 2016.

29 record(s) from 13 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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