Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Cnephasia asseclana
Flax Tortrix
Cnephasia incertana
Light Grey Tortrix
Eana incanana
Bluebell Shade
Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (18-22 mm.)
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Cnephasia stephensiana
Grey Tortrix

(Doubleday, 1849)1020 / 49.050

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Felixstow (Gbs); Waldringfield (Wir)- frequent at Monks Soham light in July (Mly); Southwold (Ctw); Gorleston (D). Brandon on Scots-fir.

Recent Status: One of the commoner species of the genus in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light during summer. The larvae hibernate before feeding. In the spring they initially mine and then feed in flowers or shoots of a variety of herbaceous plants.

Identification: This species can only be reliably identified by examination of the genitalia. More Info This is a larger species of Cnephasia but that fact alone cannot enable it to be identified.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
01/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
02/07/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
02/07/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Flight: July - August. (May-)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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