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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Wide range of herbaceous plants.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201420142013
Number of records6851118810562
Number of individuals1195630615484
Unique positions65941225
Unique locations61842225
Adult records6841018210162
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 1051 records from 138 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1020 Cnephasia stephensiana 02
© Derek Parkinson
1020 Cnephasia stephensiana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Similar species: The largest Cnephasia, and small specimens similar to 1021 Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common, recorded from all five vice-counties.

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