Main: (Tortricidae / Tortricinae)
49.113 [B&F: 0952] Commophila aeneana (Hübner, [1800])


Nationally scarce (Nb) on rough meadows and waste ground in scattered localities throughout southern England. An attractive, but very local and elusive, species in Hampshire, it has been found in numbers only in Botley Wood; first recorded from the Isle of Wight in 2014. Wingspan 13-17 mm. Day-flying. The bright orange-yellow ground colour and submetallic markings of the forewing are characteristic [Bradley]. Larva feeds within roots of Common Ragwort.

Flightime guide

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Shalfleet (SZ48)1900-Fassnidge, WAdult
Newtown NNR (SZ49)21-Jun-2014onePlummer, Stephen Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Botley Wood (SU50)28-Jun-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)07-Jul-1977oneDickson, RichardAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)1980-Langmaid, JR-
Soberton (SU61)07-May-2019oneDickson, RichardAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Rye Common (SU75)09-Jun-1994oneDavis, Tony Adult
Old Basing (SU65)15-May-2004oneAndrews, JAdult
Noar Hill (SU73)21-Jun-2013oneThompson, Peter Adult
Basingstoke (SU64)31-May-2014oneFleet, Patrick Adult
Basingstoke (SU64)01-Jun-2014oneFleet, Patrick Adult
Millfield LNR, Old Basing (SU65)18-Jun-2016oneDavis, Graeme Adult
Noar Hill (SU73)18-May-2020oneUnknownAdult

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