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Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)

Synonyms: Cnephasia confluens; Cnephasia latior; Sciaphila virgaureana; Tortrix interjectana; Tortrix oleraceana

Wikipedia Abstract

"Cnephasia wahlbomiana" and "Tortrix wahlbomiana" redirect here; for other uses of these names, see below.The Flax Tortrix (Cnephasia asseclana) is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found all over Europe.The wingspan is 15–18 mm. Adults are on the wing from June to August.The caterpillars feed on a wide range of herbaceous plants and even dry leaves, and can become a pest. They initially mine the leaves. Later they spin together leaves or flowers for pupation.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats 265 England, United Kingdom  
Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods 294 Wales, United Kingdom  
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 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
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
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, 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
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  


Prey / Diet

Ajuga genevensis (blue bugle)[1]
Ajuga reptans (common bugle)[1]
Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)[1]
Anemone nemorosa (European thimbleweed)[1]
Angelica sylvestris (woodland angelica)[1]
Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]
Aquilegia vulgaris (European columbine)[1]
Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Centaurea scabiosa subsp. cephalariifolia (Greater Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[1]
Cirsium oleraceum (Cabbage thistle)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Colchicum autumnale (autumn crocus)[1]
Dactylorhiza maculata (Spotted Orchid)[1]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[1]
Euphorbia cyparissias (cypress spurge)[1]
Ficaria verna subsp. verna[1]
Geum urbanum (Herb Bennet)[1]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[1]
Hippocrepis comosa (Horseshoe Vetch)[1]
Hylotelephium telephium (witch's moneybags)[1]
Knautia arvensis (field scabiosa)[1]
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)[1]
Linum mysorense (common flax)[1]
Medicago lupulina (nonesuch)[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]
Myosotis arvensis (field forget-me-not)[1]
Papaver rhoeas (corn poppy)[1]
Plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain)[1]
Plantago media (lanceleaf plantain)[1]
Prenanthes purpurea[1]
Primula elatior (oxlip)[1]
Primula veris (cowslip primrose)[1]
Prunella vulgaris (common selfheal)[1]
Ranunculus acris (meadow buttercup)[1]
Ranunculus bulbosus (gowan)[1]
Ranunculus repens (creeping buttercup)[1]
Rhinanthus serotinus (late-flowering yellowrattle)[1]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[2]
Salix viminalis (basket willow)[1]
Salvia pratensis (introduced sage)[1]
Sinapis arvensis (Charlock)[1]
Stachys sylvatica (whitespot)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Tragopogon pratensis (Showy Goat's-beard)[1]
Trollius europaeus (European globeflower)[1]
Urtica dioica (California nettle)[1]
Urtica spatulata (dwarf nettle)[1]
Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)3
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)3
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)5
Agonopterix ciliella3
Agonopterix heracliana3
Anthocharis cardamines (Orange Tip Butterfly)4
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-tap Moth)3
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)7
Apis mellifera (honey bee)7
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)3
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)3
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)7
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)5
Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y)7
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)6
Callistege mi (Mother Shipton Moth)4
Caradrina morpheus (Mottled Rustic)3
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)5
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)3
Ceutorhynchus sulcicollis3
Chaetostomella cylindrica3
Charanyca trigrammica (Treble Lines)3
Chloromyia formosa (Green Soldier Fly)3
Closterotomus norvegicus (strawberry bug)4
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)33
Cnephasia pasiuana3
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)36
Colias croceus (Clouded Yellow Butterfly)3
Conops flavipes3
Coriomeris denticulatus3
Dasypolia templi (Brindled Ochre)3
Dasysyrphus venustus3
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)3
Empis stercorea3
Empis trigramma3
Epistrophe grossulariae3
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)5
Eristalis arbustorum5
Eristalis pertinax4
Eristalis rupium3
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)5
Euclidia glyphica (Burnet Companion Moth)5
Eupeodes latifasciatus3
Eupeodes luniger3
Eupithecia tripunctaria (whitespotted pug)4
Eupithecia virgaureata (Golden-rod Pug)3
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)4
Gonepteryx rhamni (Brimstone Butterfly)3
Helina reversio4
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)4
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)3
Hepialus humuli (Ghost Moth)3
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)3
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)4
Larinus planus5
Linaria cannabina (Common Linnet)3
Liriomyza congesta3
Longitarsus luridus3
Lygus rugulipennis4
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)3
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)7
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)3
Meliscaeva cinctella4
Melitaea cinxia (Glanville Fritillary)3
Neoascia podagrica3
Noctua orbona (Lunar Yellow Underwing)3
Pachytodes cerambyciformis3
Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)4
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)3
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)5
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)4
Phorbia fumigata3
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)4
Phytoecia cylindrica3
Phytomyza chaerophylli3
Phytomyza fallaciosa3
Phytomyza notata4
Phytomyza ranunculi4
Pieris brassicae (Large White)6
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)5
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)8
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)3
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)5
Rhingia campestris3
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)5
Scaeva pyrastri4
Scrobipalpa acuminatella3
Sericomyia silentis4
Sphaerophoria scripta4
Standfussiana lucernea (Northern Rustic)4
Stenurella melanura4
Syritta pipiens (thick-legged hoverfly)3
Thrips angusticeps3
Thrips vulgatissimus5
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)4
Xyphosia miliaria3




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
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