Morley’s Final Catalogue: Polyphagous and generally distributed. Ipswich (Pyett); Felixstow and Orford (Gbs); Aldeburgh and Southwold (Ctw); Gorleston (D). Brandon (Barrett).
Recent Status: One of the rarer Suffolk species.
Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed during summer on the flowers of a variety of herbaceous plants.
Identification: This species can only be reliably identifies 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 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2003. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats