Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Insh Marshes, Scotland. July 2011.

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Cnephasia longana
Long-winged Shade
Approx Length (c. 11.5mm) Wingspan (16-23 mm.)
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Eana osseana
Dotted Shade

(Scopoli, 1763)1029 / 49.045

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A downs species. Thetford Warren (Curtis); rare on Southwold beach in July and September 1910-2 (Mly): Poverlooked by Crutwell); common at Newmarket, in Suffolk, during 1910 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221). Sizewell in 1937 (Hawley).

Recent Status: Rare in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during June, July and August and coming to light. The larvae feed on a variety of herbaceous plants from a spun silken tube low down amongst the plants.

Identification: The moth has relatively narrow and pointed wings for a Tortricid. The colour is light brown variously shaded darker sometimes resulting in a longitudinal striping. There may be darker spots but in particular two elongate ones centrally are normally present. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1910.
Last Recorded in 2016.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2016126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
10/07/2015125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
25/07/1998+26TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
1937+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
1910+26TL66 - Newmarket
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 16-23 mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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