Pine Leaf-mining Moth Clavigesta purdeyi
Pine Leaf-mining Moth Clavigesta purdeyi
Adult • Ripon, N.Yorks • © Charles Fletcher

49.304 BF1207
Pine Leaf-mining Moth Clavigesta purdeyi

(Durrant, 1911)


Wingspan 10-12 mm.

Quite a small Tortricid, this moth, in common with some other coniferous-feeding species, has expanded its range during the last century. Earlier only occurring in southern England, it is now widely distributed in England and Wales.

The larvae feed internally on the needles of pine (Pinus), overwintering in this stage.

Flying from July to September, the adults are attracted to light.
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