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49.324 (BF1257)

Pea Moth   

Cydia nigricana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-April on the seeds in a pod.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Vetches, vetchlings, peas.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Locharbriggs, Dumfriesshire, on 21st May 1984 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data), with the Wigtownshire first being found at Airyolland Lodge on Luce Bay on 3rd July 2011.

4 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2019 1984

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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