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49.325 ~ 1255 ~ Cydia ulicetana ~ Grey Gorse Piercer
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common, throughout most of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-16mm.

Confusion species

C. splendana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Seed feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in the pods and feeds on the seeds. Pupates spun up in leaf litter or in the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th Aug 2004, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 6th June 2010, Llanfyllin