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49.035 ~ 0991 ~ Clepsis senecionana ~ Obscure Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from four sites in the north of the county, with good good numbers coming from Llanymynech Rocks.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-24mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found; also on limestone grassland.


Bilberry & bog myrtle. Where occurs on limestone grassland another foodplant must be used (Goldenrod a possibility).

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds in spun leaves. Pupates in a folded leaf edge.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 15th April 2014, Llanymynech