Clavigesta purdeyi - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 19 August 2013
Clavigesta purdeyi Adult


© Robin Howard

Clavigesta purdeyi (Durrant, 1911)

Wingspan: 10-12mm

A small univoltine moth on the wing from July to September. Recorded just once at Las Descargues although the species should be more abundant in the coniferous woodlands of the plateau.

Larvae feed in the needles of Pinus sylvestris, P. contorta and P. nigra.