The Moths of Suffolk
1024 Cnephasia incertana, Light Grey Tortrix, (Treitschke, 1835)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Hedgerows, roadside verges and woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

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

Morley's Final Catalogue : A very frequent species everywhere from Ipswich to Gorleston palings; at light by Fritton Lake and often at Monks Soham in July. On 20 June 1933 one was being devoured by the Wolf-fly, Empis livida, Linn.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-18mm


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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Confirmed by dissection. - Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

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