Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Cydia ulicetana
Grey Gorse Piercer

(Haworth, 1811)1255 / 49.325
=Cydia succedana
Norfolk status
Commons, heaths, hillsides and moorland and usually occurring in great abundance wherever gorse is found.. Males fly in sunshine.

Recorded in 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1927.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Cydia ulicetana Cromer, Ken Durrant Slide 1412 (J Clifton)
Cydia ulicetana (f), Scolt Head, Slide 1530 (J Clifton)
Cydia ulicetana, Scolt Head 2013(J Clifton)
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/20201027TG12 - Aylsham
27/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/05/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
21/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2020+27TG14 - Sheringham
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Wingspan: 12-16mm
Flight: Two Generations. April-June. July-Sept.
(May-July in the north)
Foodplant:   Gorse, Broom, Greenweeds, Bird's-foot Trefoil
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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