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Cydia ulicetana (Haworth, 1811)

Grey Gorse Piercer
49.3250 (B&F: 1255)

Cydia succedana sensu auctt. nec ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
    »Family: Tortricidae
      »Subfamily: Olethreutinae
        »Tribe: Grapholitini


A resident species, usually occurring sparingly at mv light, although often common to very common by day in both vice-counties. Double and sometimes triple-brooded, flying mainly from mid-April to mid-May, again from late May to late June and episodically during July and August. Larvae feed on the seeds of gorse. (Pratt, 2011).

Cydia ulicetana (Haworth, 1811)
Hollingbury Golf Course, 03 vi 2015
Photo: Gideon Knight
Cydia ulicetana (Haworth, 1811)
Crowborough, 09 viii 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Cydia ulicetana (Haworth, 1811)
Park Corner Heath, 04 v 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Cydia ulicetana (Haworth, 1811)
Frog Firle, 13 v 2013
Photo: Bob Eade
Cydia ulicetana (Haworth, 1811)
Cissbury Ring, 27 iv 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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