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49.037 ~ 0993 ~ Clepsis spectrana ~ Cyclamen tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread in England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species, first recorded in 2007 at Commins Coch. Just three records for the county.

Wingspan :   M. 15-22mm. F. 17-24mm.

Confusion species

C. rurinana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Marshes, bogs, damp woods and especially fens near the coast.


Many herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid in small batches on foodplant. Larva feeds in spun leaves and flowers. Pupates in a white silken cocoon in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 1st June 2007, Commins Coch