Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cydia nigricana

Cydia nigricana (Fabricius, 1794)

pea moth

on pea etc.

Cydia nigricana imago

Hoofddorp, 16.v.2020 © Laurens van der Linde

Cydia nigricana in Pisum sativum

Pisum sativum, UK, Norfolk, Downham Market, 10.vii.2019 © Rob Edmunds: earliest damage

Cydia nigricana in Pisum sativum

2.vii.2017, two larvae

Cydia nigricana in Pisum sativum

vii.2015, mature larva


The larvae bore within in the pods into the ripening seeds. Hibernation and pupation in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lathyrus japonicus, odoratus, pratensis; Lupinus; Pisum sativum; Vicia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Picture on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Grapholitha, Laspeyresia, nigricana; Cydia rusticella (Clerck, 1759).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Lepiforum (2019), Maček (1999a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann, Standfuss & Müller-Rutz (1913a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 8.viii.2023