Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1209 (ABH49.300) Pine Bud Moth Pseudococcyx turionella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR05029

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Pine Bud Moth
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This moth can be distinguished from Clavigesta purdeyi by its much larger size, the chestnut palps and head and chestnut and grey forewings.


Wingspan: 14-21 mm.
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Flying: One generation, May-July
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Pine woods and heathland where there are young pines.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 May to 23 June

Similar Species
East Chevington, Northumberland, 28-08-15
East Chevington, Northumberland, 28-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Pine Leaf-mining Moth Clavigesta purdeyi

Nationally Scarce B