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Cydia ulicetana
Common Gorse Moth (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1255 / 49.325
Photo © Mark Golley Lynnette Nicholson,  Salthouse Heath 05/05/2022

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Wingspan: 12-16mm
Flight: Two Generations. April-June. July-Sept.
(May-July in the north)
Foodplant:   Gorse, Broom, Greenweeds, Bird's-foot Trefoil
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Common.
Commons, heaths, hillsides and moorland and usually occurring in great abundance wherever gorse is found.

Males fly in sunshine.

Recorded in 50 (68%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1927.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
14/06/20241527TG14Kelling Heath
02/06/2024128TF63Snettisham
19/05/2024127TG14Kelling Heath
18/05/202410027TG04Cley next the Sea
17/05/2024128TL79Foulden
15/05/2024628TF83North Creake / South Creake
13/05/2024128TF63Dersingham
11/05/2024+28TF74Barrow Common
10/05/2024+28TL79Cranwich
10/05/2024128TF61East Winch
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