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49.038 ~ 0994 ~ Clepsis consimilana ~ Privet Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Widespread and common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M. 13-17mm. F. 15-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Many habitats, but rare in mountain districts.


Mainly privet.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on upper surface of leaf. Larva feeds in spun leaves. Pupates in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin