Seq # 362610010

Clavigesta purdeyi (Durrant, 1911) Species

Last modified: Sept. 28, 2022, 2:40 p.m.

A rare but widespread species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Eucosmini > Genus: Clavigesta > Species: Clavigesta purdeyi
Vernacular names
Kleine dennenbladroller (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1998. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium. — Studiedocumenten Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen 92: 1–236. On page 98.




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Specimens in nature


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The larva feeds internally on the needles of various species of Pinus, and after hibernation it feeds in the same needle and later on moving towards a new shoot where boring through the sheaths into the bases of needles.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from July to September. They come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Pinus sylvestris, Pinus contorta and Pinus nigra var. maritima

The larva feeds in the needles of various species of Pinus.

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