The Moths of Suffolk
1030 Eana incanana, (Stephens, 1852)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-August

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

Records : Cutlers Wood (SMG, 30.vi.2002 & 5.vii.2002), Offton (SMG, 10.vii.2002), Elveden (H Beaumont, 13.viii.2002), Ipswich (N Sherman, 29.vi.2004 & 3.vii.2005; A Prichard, 15.vii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Two specimens of this local species, feeding on bluebells, were captured at Orford in July 1902 (Gbs).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-23mm

Identification

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

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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ex larva on Bluebell flowers - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Bluebell flowers spun together - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard
Spinnings on Bluebell flowers - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard
Larva on Bluebell - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman
Tromie meadows, Insh Marshes RSPB reserve, Inverness-shire (24.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman