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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map