Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Allan Eaton,  03/08/2019 - Kessingland

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Clavigesta sylvestrana
Small Pine Shoot

(Curtis, 1850)1206 / 49.303

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk that may arrive as an immigrant.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. The larvae that hibernate feed in the shoots, buds and male catkins of Pinus species. They pupate in a cocoon at the larval habitation.

Identification: The moth has a light grey brown head, and thorax. The forewings are a light grey with numerous darker transverse striae. The darker markings may have an orange brown colouring which can extend to much of the wing. The species is larger than Clavigesta purdeyi. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
24/07/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/07/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/07/2020225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
03/08/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
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Wingspan: 12-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Maritime Pine, Stone Pine, Scots Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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