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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: A pest species, of pods of Pea, Sweet Pea and Common Vetch.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2001188319821883
Year last recorded2012200620132005
Number of records232144
Number of individuals611243
Unique positions42113
Unique locations4293
Adult records231143
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 43 records from 18 sites. First recorded in 1883.


49.324 Cydia nigricana 03
© Andy Nunn
49.324 Cydia nigricana 02 larva
© Charlie Streets, 9 Jul 2010
49.324 Cydia nigricana 01
© Charlie Streets, 26 Apr 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely distributed and recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64. Modern agricultural techniques may have reduced its incidence in pea crops but it is still fairly common in gardens and allotments and in rural areas among vetch.

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