The Moths of Suffolk
1206 Clavigesta sylvestrana, (Curtis, 1850)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Coniferous woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : On the shoots, buds and male flowers of Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster), Stone Pine (Pinus pinea), possibly on Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Aston's Additions : Specimens were swept by C. Morley and P. J. Burton on from spruce in Blythburgh Wood and were determined by Mr. Rait-Smith (Trans.S.N.S., Vol. VI, pt. III, p. 250).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm


Confusion species
    AdultClavigesta purdeyi, Pine Leaf-mining Moth
Pseudococcyx posticana

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Bawdsey Picnic Site, Suffolk (26.vii.2013) © P.Bryant

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