Grey Tortrix - Cnephasia stephensiana

    Description

    Wingspan 18 to 22 mm. As its English name suggests, this is quite a greyish-brown moth. Specimens from the southern part of the British Isles are often darker than those from further north and Scotland, some of which have an almost whitish ground colour.

    Habitat

    It can be found in a variety of habitats.

    When to see it

    Flying during July and August from dusk onwards.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).

    Reference
    49.050 BF1020

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map