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49.341 ~ 1260 ~ Cydia splendana ~ Marbled Piercer
UK Status

Resident. Locally common over much of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A locally common species in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-22mm.

Confusion species

C. fagiglandana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Margins, rides, glades of woods and hedgerows.


Oak and sweet chestnut.

Lifestage data

Nut feeder. Eggs laid on upperside of leaves. Larva lives in the nut, eating out the kernel. Pupates in a tough brown silken cocoon in rotten wood, under moss or in litter or soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 24th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MW, 9th Aug 2011, Cors Dyfi