Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Cnephasia stephensiana
Grey Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (15-22mm.)
      
      
      
      
    
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Cnephasia conspersana
Coast Shade

Douglas, 18461019 / 49.056

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Occurs along with Cneph. pascuana at Felixstow, Orford and Aldeburgh to Gorleston; also at Creeting Hills on broom, Monks Soham at light, in Parham Wood in July, See.

Recent Status: Currently this is the least commonly recorded species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single or double brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed on the flowers of herbaceous plants during summer preferring Asteraceae and Rosaceae. They feed inside the flowers on the developing seeds and will also feed on the core of leaf shoots.

Identification: This species can only reliably identified by examination of the genitalia. More Info
Within the grey British Cnephasia species only two can be reliably identified without examination of the genitalia. C. communana flies early in the year so that any Cnephasia found during April or early May will be C. communana. C. pumicana is a small species that is very pale slightly brownish grey and very lightly marked such that the distal edge of the central band fades into the pale background colour. No other species is so small and lightly marked.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2002.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2002+25TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
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Wingspan: 15-22mm.
Flight: July.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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