Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Cydia ulicetana
Grey Gorse Piercer

(Haworth, 1811)1255 / 49.325
=Cydia succedana

Common, and locally very common, on gorse.

Ulex spp., and sometimes Genista tinctoria, Cytisus scoparius, Lotus corniculatus with larva feeding in June and September/October in the seed pods.

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 12-16mm
Flight: Two generations, May / June and July / August
Foodplant:   Gorse, broom, greenweeds, bird's-foot trefoil
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
01/09/20206VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
27/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO37
20/08/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
15/08/2020+VC40 - ShropshireSO67
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