Morley’s Final Catalogue: Cider is made to only a small extent in Suffolk, so this pest is much less felt than in apple counties. Bred from stored apples at Monks Soham; and in Ipswich from larvae found in a Spanish walnut, July 1900 (cf. Ent. 1896, pp. 2 and 28). Gorleston (D).
Recent Status: A very common species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies at night and comes to light from May to September. The larvae feed on seeds and fruits of Malus, Cydonia, Pyrus, Jugulans, Prunus, Castanea, Ficus and Sorbia aria. The larvae leave the larval habitation to hibernate in a cocoon where they pupate in spring.
Identification: A large Cydia species. The wings are a light grey or light brown with transverse darker striae over the whole wing. There is a black pre-ocellar mark from the dorsum. The ocellar are is large and dark brown with strong metallic reflection that are copper but purple centrally.
Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1900. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats