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49.049 ~ 1024 ~ Cnephasia incertana ~ Light Grey Tortrix
UK Status

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

Montgomeryshire Status

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

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-18mm.

Confusion species

C. asseclana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland and hedgerows.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms a spinning and feeds within. Pupates in a folded leaf or debris on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st June 2008, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 25th July 2011, Morben ISAF