Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.324 [B&F: 1257] Pea Moth (Cydia nigricana) (Fabricius, 1794)

 

Notes: Common in allotments, market gardens, farmland and rough ground throughout much of Britain, more numerous in the south; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight until recently a familiar sight in garden peas but now quite rare in some areas. Wingspan 12-16 mm. Distinguished by the overall uniform brown or grey-brown appearance of the forewing, which is finely irrorate with pale ochreous distally and has a poorly developed ocellus and usually conspicuous costal strigulae and interspaces; in the hindwing the white or cream-white cilia are characteristic and contrast strongly with the dark fuscous coloration of the wing; the male is further distinguished by the presence of a dorsal fold along the inner margin [Bradley]. Larva feeds within pods of Pea, Sweet Pea and Common Vetch, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, over-wintering in a silken chamber.

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