Cydia inquinatana
Cydia inquinatana
Adult • Iken Cliff, Suffolk • © Paul Kitchener

49.344 BF1263

Cydia inquinatana

(Hübner, [1799])

Wingspan 11 - 14mm.

Formerly regarded as a rare immigrant from central and southern Europe, this species has been recorded in increasing numbers since the first authenticated British record was made at Minsmere, Suffolk, in 2009. Other authenticated records have been from Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and have all occurred from late May to July.

The larvae feed within the seeds of Field Maple (Acer campestre) and Sycamore (A. pseudoplatanus) and has been breeding in the UK from Suffolk since at least 2013.

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