Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

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


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Pine Bud Moth
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

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


Pine woods and heathland where there are young pines.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2020

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