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Cnephasia communana
May Shade (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1018 / 49.055
Photo © Jim Hodgkinson,  Dersingham Bog 18/5/21 Male gen. det.

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Wingspan: 18-22mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
One of the earliest Cnephasia species to emerge.

Easily confused with other members of this group. Any potential specimens must be retained for genitalia examination.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2021428TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
15/06/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
25/05/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/05/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
16/05/2020228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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