Locally common, mainly in south-east England, scarce in Norfolk.
Pine woods and heathland where there are young pines.
Distinguished from Clavigesta purdeyi by its much larger size, the chestnut palps and head, and chestnut and grey forewings.
[BTS vol2, p201]
Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1966.
Last Recorded in 2020.