Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Grapholita funebrana
Plum Fruit Moth
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
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Grapholita tenebrosana
Deep-brown Piercer

(Duponchel, 1843)1246 / 49.358

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local among wild hedge-roses at Bentley (Harwood), and bred thence in 1934-5 (Whit.); since 1890 noted elsewhere at only Bramford in July 1898 (Pyett).

Recent Status: An uncommon species with a scattered distribution in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day and night and comes to light during June and July. The larvae feed inside rose hips. They hibernate fully fed in a cocoon away from the larval habitation where they pupate.

Identification: A dark brown Grapholita species that differs from all others in the genus in Suffolk by having no markings in the main wing area. The ocellus has black spots and is plumbeous edged. The slight costal strigulae are cream or white with slight plumbeous striae. The moth also has a white face and pale palps More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
25/06/2019125TM59 - Lowestoft
04/09/2018+25TM44 - Orford Ness
28/05/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
09/07/2016125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Rose hips, Dog Rose, Rowan
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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