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Cnephasia pumicana
Cereal Tortrix (Zeller, 1847)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1022a / 49.053
Photo © Dave Appleton,  04/08/2012 - Warham Greens

Similar Norfolk Species
Meadow Shade
Cnephasia pasiuana
Dover Shade
Cnephasia genitalana
Wingspan: 15-20mm.
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Cereal, grasses, legumes, flax (not observed in Britain)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Newly recognised as British (Langmaid and Agassiz, 2010) distinguished from C. pasiuana by differences in male and female genitalia.
Earliest known records from London, 1986.

First Norfolk record at Morston Quay in July 2004.

Uniform grey with only a hint of characteristic Cnephasia pattern markings.

Genitalia determination required to distinguish from similar species C. pasiuana and C. genitalana.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 23 (31%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
05/08/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
31/07/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
26/07/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
26/07/2021227TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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