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49.056 ~ 1019 ~ Cnephasia conspersana ~ Coast Shade
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common, found mainly in the coastal counties of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-22mm.

Confusion species

C. stephensiana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Rosaceae and Compositae spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva draws the petals together with a slight spinning and feeds on the immature seeds within. Pupates in larval habitation, or spun up in the debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos