Cydia succedana

    Alt Name
    Grey Gorse Piercer, Cydia ulicetana
    Description

    Wingspan 12-16 mm. A small greyish brown moth. The main markings are at the rear of the wing.

    Habitat

    Heathland and moorland, usually around Gorse or Broom.

    When to see it

    The males fly in sunshine, but the females tend to be more crepuscular. The species is on the wing in May, with a second generation in the South from July to September.

    Life History

    The larvae feed internally in the seedpods of plants such as Gorse and Broom.

    UK Status

    A fairly common species throughout the British Isles, though not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

    Reference
    49.325 BF1255

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map