Cydia ulicetana (Haworth, 1811)

grey gorse piercer

on Cytisus, Genista, Ulex

parasite

Larvae in the pods, able to move from one fruit to the other. Pupation in a cocoon among the litter.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Cytisus scoparius; Genista; Ulex.

Occasionally Lotus corniculatus.

phenology

Bivoltine;hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body translucent greyish white; head brown, laterally darker; prothoracic plate light brown; pinacula waek, light brown (Hancock & Bland).

synonyms

Considered conspecific with Cydia succedana by some authors.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a).

mod 21.xi.2019