Cydia fagiglandana

Alternative names
Large Beech Piercer

Wingspan 13 to 19 mm. Similar to C. splendana, but with rather less contrast between light and dark.

Identification difficulty

The preferred habitat is beech woodland.

When to see it

Flying in June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed internally on beech nuts.

UK Status

The species is fairly common in much of England and Wales, and also occurs in southern Scotland and Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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