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Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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

The larva lives in the cone or a shoot of Pinus, Abies procera or Pseudotsuga menziesii. It hibernates. Pupation in the larval habitation, in rotten wood or detritus.

The adults fly from late May till September. They come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Olloy-sur-Viroin, 16 September 2006.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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