The Moths of Suffolk
985 Cacoecimorpha pronubana, Carnation Tortrix, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Gardens, heathland, fens and grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to mid-July and late July to mid-October, literature has this species as triple-brooded with third brood in November

Larval foodplants : On the leaves and seeds of a wide variety of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as occurring in Suffolk by Morley

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 14-18mm, female 16-24mm


Confusion species : None

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Eye, Suffolk (27.v.1999) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
27 54 31 100 75 10

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Female - Thetford, Suffolk (24.v.2007) © Lee Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2007) © Neil Sherman