The Moths of Suffolk
1021 Cnephasia asseclana, Flax Tortrix, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Grassland, farmland, gardens and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of a wide variety of herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very common everywhere from Monks Soham fly-trap (Mly) to Tuddenham on plantain (Sparke). Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-18mm

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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Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (2.vi.2007) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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