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49.304 ~ 1207 ~ Clavigesta purdeyi
UK Status

Resident. A fairly common species found in England and Wales, but more local in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county in 2012.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-11mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Coniferous woodland.


Scots pine, Corsican pine.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mines the needles, overwinters and continues to mine the following spring. Pupates in a loosely spun cocoon amongst the needles.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DAG, 10th Aug 2012, Llanymynech