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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Pine spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19932005197919842001
Year last recorded20132013201320132014
Number of records254261115
Number of individuals214231120
Unique positions1341182
Unique locations1341182
Adult records254261115
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 81 records from 38 sites. First recorded in 1979.


1207 Clavigesta purdeyi 05
© Andy Nunn
1207 Clavigesta purdeyi 04
© Andy Nunn
1207 Clavigesta purdeyi 03
© Damian Money
1207 Clavigesta purdeyi 02
© Charles Fletcher, 21 Aug 2001
1207 Clavigesta purdeyi 01
© Charles Fletcher, 1 Aug 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: First recorded in Yorkshire in 1979 and shows signs of spreading northwards.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. South Cave, 15.8.1993 det. HEB (DBC); Allerthorpe Common, 17.8.1997 det. HEB (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 5.7.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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