Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cydia ulicetana

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).

Last modified 21.xi.2019