Cydia ulicetana

    Grey Gorse Piercer

    TortricidaeABH 49.325 B&F 1255

    Associated with gorse Ulex spp, and restricted by the range of its hostplants, though can occur in good numbers even at quite isolated sites (Haydon batch, near Radstock, being a good example).  Abundant at some sites on the Mendip scarp and in the Poldens.  Likely to be more widespread than the maps indicate on Exmoor.

    Adult Verification Grade: 1

    Grey Gorse Piercer (Cydia ulicetana) photographed in Somerset by Christopher Iles
    Grey Gorse Piercer (Cydia ulicetana) photographed in Somerset by Sue Davies
    Grey Gorse Piercer (Cydia ulicetana) photographed in Somerset by Sue Davies