The Moths of Suffolk
1260 Cydia splendana, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland with oak scrub, fens, gardens and other areas where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to September

Larval foodplants : In an acorn (Quercus), chestnut (Castanea) or walnut (Juglans)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Common, feeding in acorns; unnoted in the west. Bentley Woods in July 1902 (Gbs); Glemham Magna (Bloomfield); Southwold in 1897 (Ctw); Sotterley in 1936 (Gd), Ipswich, Bealings, Foxhall; Flixton, Beccles, Fritton.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCydia ulicetana
Cydia fagiglandana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (28.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener
New Forest, Hampshire (14.vii.2007) © Lee Gregory
Dark form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2007) © Neil Sherman
 
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Fuscous form. - Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.viii.2014) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (6.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (20.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener