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1021 ~ Cnephasia asseclana ~ Flax Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Morayshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-20mm.

Confusion species


C. insertana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Many habitats.

Foodplant

A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid on a leaf. Larva first mines a leaf then feeds externally from within a spinning by drawing fresh leaves together. Pupates in a folded leaf edge or in debris on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 13th June 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin
Female confirmed by Gen. Det. (ANG)