Tortricidae : Chlidanotinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. June 2019.

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Cnephasia asseclana
Flax Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (11-16 mm.)
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Isotrias rectifasciana
Hedge Tortrix

(Haworth, 1811)1014 / 49.002

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Frequent by hedge-beating. Copdock, Bentley, Ipswich, Felixstow in July, Monks Soham garden in June, Campsea Ash, abundant at Aldeburgh, Southwold, Flixton; Timworth.

Recent Status: Less common in Suffolk than in Morley’s time.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying from May to early August and coming to light. The eggs are laid is small batches with a protective covering. The larvae feed on a vast range of herbaceous, shrub and tree leaves.

Identification: The adult moth has a cream to grey wing colour flecked with brown or black. There is a basal patch, an irregular central band, a tornal patch and a pre-apical mark extending towards mid-termen. These markings range in colour from brown with dark brown flecked edges to dark grey with black flecked edges. Poorly marked grey specimens appear similar to some Cnephasia species. More Info

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/06/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
17/06/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/06/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
24/05/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
16/06/2018125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 11-16 mm.
Flight: May to July.
Foodplant:   Not known (Hawthorn).
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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