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Cnephasia incertana
Light Grey Tortrix (Treitschke, 1835)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
1024 / 49.049
Photo © Peter Tilley

Similar Norfolk Species
Grey Tortrix
Cnephasia stephensiana
Flax Tortrix
Cnephasia asseclana
Wingspan: 14-18mm.
Flight: Mainly June and July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants. Plantain, Sorrel.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
One of the smallest of the very similar Cnephasia species, often with weaker forewing markings than the similar in size Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana.
Woodland edges, roadside verges and hedgerows.

Can be confused with other Cnephasia. If uncertain please record as Cnephasia agg. or determine by Gen. Det.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
31/07/2020+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
18/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/07/2020328TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
17/07/2020+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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