Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Clepsis consimilana

(Hübner, 1817)994 / 49.038

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Occurs with, and is not scarcer than Pandemis heparana, everywhere from Bentley Woods to Gorleston palings; Monks Soham.

Recent Status: An abundant species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded species that comes to light It may be found from May to October. The larvae feed from untidy spinnings on leaves of a variety of trees and shrubs. The larvae hibernate. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A small sexually dimorphic species. The male is smaller with a costal fold. They are an orange brown with markings of variable intensity that form a narrow oblique band mid wing and a darkening towards the termen. There is sometimes a reticulate pattern. There are usually two small dark patches along the dorsum. More Info

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
29/06/2024125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
29/06/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
28/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
27/06/2024125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
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Wingspan: male 13-17mm, female 15-19mm
Flight: June - Aug (Sept)
Foodplant:   Privet
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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