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Approx Length (c. 11mm) Wingspan (c.15-22 mm.)
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Cnephasia genitalana
Dover Shade

Pierce and Metcalfe, 19151023 / 49.054

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Common about hawthorn in July. Bentley, Ipswich, Blaxhall, Flixton, &c.

Recent Status: One of the more frequent species of the genus.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed on a variety of herbaceous plant flowers and shoots during summer. They overwinter as a pupa on the ground.

Identification: This species can only be 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 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Cnephasia pumicana  |  Cnephasia communana >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
05/07/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
26/06/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
17/08/2016+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
08/08/2015+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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Wingspan: c.15-22 mm.
Flight: Mostly July to Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants. Ragwort, Buttercup.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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