Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Graham Geen,  12/05/2021 - Beechfields, Brandon

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Cnephasia asseclana
Flax Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (18-22mm)
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Cnephasia communana
May Shade

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)1018 / 49.055

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Two examples of ' a rare form ' (Barrett) of this species were
taken at Copdock about 1900 (Hkg). Thetford in 1932 (Wlut).

Recent Status: Occurs in Breckland and Sandlings of Suffolk but is rare.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. Flying in early summer. There is no information on the immature stages in the UK.

Identification: This species can only reliably be identified from dissection of the genitalia. It is one of the earlier summer flying species.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

Cnephasia genitalana  |  Cnephasia conspersana >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/05/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
06/05/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
03/05/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/05/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/05/2021126TL77 - Mildenhall
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 18-22mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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