Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Cnephasia stephensiana
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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (14-18mm.)
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Cnephasia incertana
Light Grey Tortrix

(Treitschke, 1835)1024 / 49.049

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A very frequent species everywhere from Ipswich to Gorleston palings; at light by Fritton Lake and often at Monks Soham in July. On 20 June 1933 one was being devoured by the Wolf-fly, Empis livida

Recent Status: A less common species currently.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae initially mine before hibernation. In spring they feed on a variety of herbaceous plants in the shoots.

Identification: This species can only be reliably identified by examination of the genitalia. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Staverton Park - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2021126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
01/06/2019+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
15/06/2018+25TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
13/06/2017+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
21/07/2016+25TM44 - Orford Ness
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-18mm.
Flight: Mainly June and July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants. Plantain, Sorrel.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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