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  49.049 LIGHT GREY TORTRIX (Cnephasia incertana) Treitschke  

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PICTURE: Seen by day at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, East Lincolnshire, June 2009.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is resident, and is a quite common in many parts of the British Isles.

 

WING SPAN: 14mm to 18mm.                                   STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Moths are on the wing in June and July, and are single brooded.

LARVAL PERIOD: Caterpillars can be found from September, and after over wintering again in May and June. This species has quite a varied menu, and is known to use at least two hundred different plant species as food plants. Some of these include Dock, Buttercup, Plantain and Apple

 

HABITAT: Habitats include wood land fringes, hedgerows, and other shrubby places where the food plants grow.

 

FOOD PLANT/S:   Food include Dock, Buttercup, Plantain and Apple leaves.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: There are several species of tortrix, especially the Cnephasia genus, some are similar to the Light Grey Tortrix. The caterpillar of the Flax Tortrix is similar to the caterpillar of the Light Grey Tortrix.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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