Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.300 [B&F: 1209] Pine Bud Moth (Pseudococcyx turionella) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Nationally scarce (Nb) in pine woodland throughout much of southern England and Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight whilst concentrated in the New Forest, this species has turned up in Scots Pine woodland in other scattered locales. Wingspan 14-21 mm. Reminiscent of Clavigesta purdeyi in general appearance but readily distinguished by its much larger size, the ochreous-orange labial palpi and head and the white, infuscate hindwings [Bradley]. Larva feeds on buds of Scots Pine and Lodgepole Pine, causing some damage by selecting the central bud of a shoot, thereby aborting it.

Flightime guide

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Totland (SZ38)25-May-1991-Knill-Jones, Sam Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)10-Jun-1975oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Southsea (SZ69)31-May-1978oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Stoney Cross, New Forest (SU21)30-Mar-1991oneLangmaid, JR; Goater, BLarval
Fareham (SU50)14-May-1998oneDickson, RichardAdult
Sopley Common (SZ19)12-May-2000-Sterling, PHAdult
Winchester (SU42)30-Aug-2007oneWalker, Tim Adult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)23-Apr-2011oneGodfrey, Keith Adult
Brockenhurst, NF (SU20)25-Apr-2011oneWynn, Russell Adult
Curdridge (SU51)22-Jul-2013oneChapman, Robert Adult
Milford on Sea (SZ29)17-Sep-2014oneMacmillan, Mary Adult
Itchen Valley CP (SU41)30-May-2016-Hampton, Mark Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Selborne (SU73)1993-Aston, AAdult
Yateley Common (SU85)14-May-1994oneDavis, Tony Adult
Yateley Common (SU85)18-May-1994twoDavis, Tony Adult
Fleet (SU75)11-May-2004oneEdmunds, RDAdult
Cove (SU85)02-May-2009oneEagling, Richard Adult
Basingstoke (SU65)10-May-2009oneWall, Mike Adult
Basingstoke (SU64)22-May-2010twoDobson, Tony Adult
Basingstoke (SU65)23-Apr-2011oneWall, Mike Adult
Basingstoke (SU54)24-May-2012oneHenwood, G A Adult
Warren Hill, Liss Forest (SU72)08-May-2020oneMoore, Richard J Adult

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