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49.05 ~ 1020 ~ Cnephasia stephensiana ~ Grey Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common in England and north Wales, less common in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites in the southern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 18-22mm.

Confusion species

C. interjectana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Many habitats.


Various herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid on a leaf. Larva first mines a leaf then feeds externally from within a spinning. Pupates in larval habitation or spun up in a leaf or flower.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 27th June 2007, Commins Coch