Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (m15-22mm, f17-24mm)
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Clepsis spectrana
Cyclamen Tortrix

(Treitschke, 1830)993 / 49.037

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A marsh species, on Willow herb, rarely seen wild. Occasionally at Ipswich electric lights in 1895-9; in Monks Soham garden and light in July and August (Mly); Beccles (Crf); in all Brandon marshes (Barrett). The form latiorana, Stn., occurred in Aldeburgh salt-marshes on 14 July 1890 (Ctw. EMM. xxvii, 50); and a dark form at Hemley in 1930-4 (Whit).

Recent Status: Locally common in Suffolk, particularly on salt-marshes.

Life Style: A single brooded species with a partial second brood. It can be found from May to November and comes to light. The larvae feed on a great variety of herbaceous and woody plant and tree leaves. It is particularly partial to wetland species, both inland and coastal. They pupate in a cocoon in the larval spinnings.

Identification: The male has a costal fold. The species has broad wings. At rest it shows a square ended appearance. It is exceedingly variable. The colours include, white, cream, brown, fuscous, orange, grey and deep reddish brown. The markings are darker and vary in intensity and extent and may be completely absent. The standard markings are small spots, a band from the costa at one third with an irregular leading edge widening and becoming diffuse towards the tornus. There is an elongate costal blotch at four fifths. More Info

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2021126TL94 - Lavenham/Boxford
31/07/2021 to 02/08/2021+25TM03 - East Bergholt
09/07/2021226TL88 - Thetford
03/07/2021 to 10/07/2021+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
26/06/2021125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: m15-22mm, f17-24mm
Flight: May - September
Foodplant:   Many Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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