Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1257 (ABH49.324) Pea Moth Cydia nigricana, (Fabricius, 1794)


 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © David Griffiths
Final instar larva
Final instar larva
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

General Information

This species is a recognised pest of cultivated and garden peas.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Foodplant(s): peas (Pisum spp.), vetches (Vicia spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August
National status: Common


Rough downland, fields and gardens and horticultural land where peas are cultivated.

Regional Information

Recorded in 20 (7.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 May to 17 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 27 June to 14 July

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