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49.307 (BF1212)

Spotted Shoot Moth   

Rhyacionia pinivorana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-April.  Overwinters in a hollowed-out bud.  In spring in a shoot, preferring a lateral shoot.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Scots Pine.


First for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, Wigtownshire, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Holywood on 19th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

5 record(s) from 5 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1996 2016
49.307 Rhyacionia Pinivorana
49.307 Rhyacionia Pinivorana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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