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Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)

Synonyms: Cnephasia albooctomaculana; Cnephasia cinereipalpana; Cnephasia diffusana; Cnephasia directana; Cnephasia hispanica; Cnephasia interjunctana; Cnephasia octomaculana; Cnephasia parvana; Cnephasia perplexana; Cnephasia peyerimhoffi; Cnephasia pseudochrysantheana; Cnephasia rectilinea; Cnephasia siennicolor; Cnephasia sinuana; Cnephasia uniformana; Cnephasia vulgaris; Cnephasia wilkinsoni; Sciaphila alternana; Tortrix asinana

Wikipedia Abstract

Cnephasia stephensiana, the grey tortrix, is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone, and has also been recorded from Canada. The wingspan is 18–23 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August. Eggs are laid in July and August and hatch after about three weeks. The young caterpillars make a cocoon in which they overwinter. They start feeding in spring. In the beginning they mine. Later they live in folded leaves. The caterpillars pupate from April to July.
View Wikipedia Record: Cnephasia stephensiana


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats 265 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Great Orme`s Head/ Pen y Gogarth 748 Wales, United Kingdom  
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Stodmarsh 1395 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  


Prey / Diet

Ajuga genevensis (blue bugle)[1]
Ajuga reptans (common bugle)[1]
Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)[1]
Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]
Anthyllis vulneraria (common kidney-vetch)[1]
Aquilegia vulgaris (European columbine)[1]
Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[1]
Centaurea cephalariifolia (Greater Knapweed)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[2]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[1]
Cirsium oleraceum (Cabbage thistle)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Colchicum autumnale (autumn crocus)[1]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[1]
Diospyros kaki (japanese persimmon)[2]
Geum urbanum (Herb Bennet)[1]
Hylotelephium telephium (witch's moneybags)[1]
Knautia arvensis (field scabiosa)[1]
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)[1]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[2]
Medicago lupulina (nonesuch)[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]
Myosotis arvensis (field forget-me-not)[1]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[2]
Onobrychis viciifolia (sainfoin)[1]
Papaver rhoeas (corn poppy)[1]
Plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain)[1]
Plantago media (lanceleaf plantain)[1]
Primula veris (cowslip primrose)[2]
Ranunculus acris (meadow buttercup)[1]
Ranunculus bulbosus (gowan)[1]
Ranunculus repens (creeping buttercup)[1]
Rhinanthus serotinus (late-flowering yellowrattle)[1]
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[3]
Salvia pratensis (introduced sage)[1]
Stachys sylvatica (whitespot)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Tragopogon pratensis (Showy Goat's-beard)[1]
Urtica dioica (California nettle)[1]
Urtica spatulata (dwarf nettle)[1]
Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry)[2]
Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)5
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)4
Anthocharis cardamines (Orange Tip Butterfly)3
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-tap Moth)3
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)4
Apis mellifera (honey bee)4
Aproaerema anthyllidella3
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)6
Aspitates ochrearia3
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)3
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)7
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)4
Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y)5
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)4
Callistege mi (Mother Shipton Moth)4
Caradrina morpheus (Mottled Rustic)4
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)7
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)3
Chaetostomella cylindrica3
Charanyca trigrammica (Treble Lines)3
Chloris chloris (European Greenfinch)4
Closterotomus norvegicus (strawberry bug)4
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)35
Cnephasia genitalana12
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)28
Colias croceus (Clouded Yellow Butterfly)3
Columba oenas (Stock Dove)4
Coriomeris denticulatus3
Empis trigramma3
Ensina sonchi4
Epiphyas postvittana (Light brown apple moth)3
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)6
Eristalis arbustorum4
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)3
Euclidia glyphica (Burnet Companion Moth)5
Eupeodes luniger3
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)3
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)3
Helina reversio4
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)3
Idaea aversata (Riband Wave Moth)3
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)4
Larinus planus5
Linaria cannabina (Common Linnet)5
Liriomyza congesta3
Longitarsus luridus3
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper Butterfly)3
Lygus rugulipennis5
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)7
Melitaea cinxia (Glanville Fritillary)3
Naenia typica (Gothic)3
Noctua orbona (Lunar Yellow Underwing)3
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)3
Parasemia plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth)3
Passer montanus (Eurasian Tree Sparrow)3
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)3
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)4
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)6
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)4
Phytomyza fallaciosa3
Phytomyza notata3
Phytomyza ranunculi3
Pieris brassicae (Large White)5
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)3
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)6
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)3
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)5
Rhingia campestris3
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)3
Scaeva pyrastri4
Scopula floslactata (Cream Wave Moth)3
Scrobipalpa acuminatella3
Sericomyia silentis3
Sitochroa verticalis3
Sphaerophoria scripta3
Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine Moth)3
Standfussiana lucernea (Northern Rustic)4
Streptopelia turtur (European Turtle-Dove)4
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)4
Urophora cardui (Creeping Thistle Gall Fly)3
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)3
Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet Moth)3
Xestia rhomboidea (Square-spotted Clay)3
Xyphosia miliaria3


Itoplectis maculator[3]
Scambus nigricans[3]


Parasitized by 
Itoplectis maculator[3]
Scambus nigricans[3]
Pollinator of 
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[3]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Ecology of Commanster
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