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49.049 (BF1024)

Light Grey Tortrix   

Cnephasia incertana
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae September-June, Adults May-August.

Larval foodplants

Many herbaceous plants.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at the Needles Eye, near Caulkerbush, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 20th July 1963 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Newlands on 15th June 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Airyolland Lodge on Luce Bay on 4th July 2011.

50 record(s) from 18 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2022 2022
49.049 Cnephasia Incertana
49.049 Cnephasia Incertana

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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