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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 7-11mm.

Foodplant: A pest species to fruit of Apple, Pear, Quince, Plum and Walnut and Whitebeam.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188320022001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records62319628539128
Number of individuals100247342069837
Unique positions492035337
Unique locations492133317
Adult records62019327638828
Immature records20000

For the county, we have a total of 1523 records from 141 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.338 Cydia pomonella 03
© Andy Nunn
49.338 Cydia pomonella 02
© Damian Money
49.338 Cydia pomonella 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread, although not recorded from VC65, often common in orchards, rather less so elsewhere.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 2.7.2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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