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49.342 ~ 1259 ~ Cydia fagiglandana ~ Large Beech Piercer
UK Status

Resident. A common species found throughout England, more patchy in Wales and rare in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First confirmed in the north of the county in 2014 at Coed Pendugwm Nature Reserve. Only the 3rd record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 13-19mm.

Confusion species

Cydia splendana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland and hedgerow trees.



Lifestage data

Nut feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds on the fruit, hollowing out nut. Pupates under bark or in surface litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 25th June 2014, Coed Pendugwm

Photo by SAL, 18th July 2022