Invasive Species Compendium

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Cydia nigricana
(pea moth)



Cydia nigricana (pea moth)


  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cydia nigricana
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pea moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cydia nigricana Fabricius

Preferred Common Name

  • pea moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Cydia novimundi Heinrich
  • Enarmonia nigricana Fabricius
  • Grapholita nigricana Fabricius
  • Grapholitha nigricana
  • Grapholitha pisana
  • Lapeyresia nigricana (F.)
  • Laspeyresia nigricana Fabricius
  • Laspeyresia novimundi
  • Pyralis nigricana Fabricius
  • Sesamia nigricana Fabricius

International Common Names

  • English: pea, moth
  • Spanish: gusano de leguminosas; gusano de los vainas; mariposa del guisante; polilla de los guisantes
  • French: pyrale du pois; tordeuse du pois

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: aertevikler
  • Finland: hernekaeaeriaeinen
  • Germany: Wickler, Olivenbrauner Erbsen-; Wickler, Rehfarbener Erbsen-
  • Italy: Tortrice dei piselli
  • Netherlands: Erwtepeulboorder
  • Norway: ertevikler
  • Sweden: aertvecklare
  • Turkey: bezelye guvesi

EPPO code

  • LASPNI (Cydia nigricana)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Tortricidae
  •                             Genus: Cydia
  •                                 Species: Cydia nigricana

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

CanadaUnconfirmed record

Central America and Caribbean

BarbadosPresentSchotman, 1989


Czechoslovakia (former)Unconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
DenmarkUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
FinlandUnconfirmed record
Former USSRPresent
FranceUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
LithuaniaUnconfirmed record
Russian FederationPresent
UKPresentCAB Abstracts
-England and WalesUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Ascogaster quadridentatus Parasite Larvae Canada peas
Glypta haesitator Parasite Canada peas
Granulosis virus Pathogen Germany
Trichogramma pintoi Parasite Russia

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