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49.050 (BF1020)

Grey Tortrix   

Cnephasia stephensiana
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light

Life cycle

Larvae: September-June.  Adults:  June-August.

Larval foodplants

Many herbaceous plants.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Colvend parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, during July 1871 by Francis Buchanan White, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found in Dumfries on 19th July 1974 by A. M. Emmet and was of the form octomaculana, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Port of Counan on 21st July 2006 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting.

34 record(s) from 13 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2022 2015
49.050 Cnephasia Stephensiana
49.050 Cnephasia Stephensiana
49.050 Cnephasia Stephensiana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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