Light Grey Tortrix - Cnephasia incertana


Wingspan 14 to18mm. One of several similar Cnephasia species but also one of the smallest.

Identification difficulty

The habitat preference is for woodland edges and hedgerows.

When to see it

The adults are at large during June and July.

Life History

The overwintering larvae feed in a spinning on a range of herbaceous plants such as plantain and sorrel.

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).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map