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Dioryctria abietella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Aug. 26, 2020, 10:45 a.m.

The most common species of the genus Dioryctria and a rather common species in Belgium.


Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Phycitinae > Tribus: Phycitini > Genus: Dioryctria > Species: Dioryctria abietella
Vernacular names
Sparappelboorder (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 23. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives in the cone or a shoot. It hibernates. Pupation in the larval habitation, in rotten wood or detritus. The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid May till early October, but mainly during June and July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris, Pinus radiata, Picea abies, Abies procera and Pseudotsuga menziesii

The larva lives in the cone or a shoot of Pinus, Abies procera or Pseudotsuga menziesii.

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