The Moths of Suffolk
1018 Cnephasia communana, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce in the Brecks

Habitats : Grassland fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May. Literature gives the flight period extending into July

Larval foodplants : On a wide variety of herbaceous plants

Records : Pashford Poors Fen (SMG, 21.v.1999), Barnhamcross Common (A Musgrove, 19.v.2000), Brandon (G Austin, 20.v.2002), Elveden (B Statham, v.2003), Lakenheath (SMG gen. det. J Clifton, 24.v.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Two examples of 'a rare form' (Barrett) of this species were taken at Copdock about 1900 (Hkg). Thetford in 1932 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCnephasia gueneanaCnephasia communana
Cnephasia conspersanaCnephasia stephensiana, Grey Tortrix
Cnephasia asseclana, Flax TortrixCnephasia pasiuana
Cnephasia genitalanaCnephasia incertana, Light Grey Tortrix
Eana incanana

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