Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Trench Wood. VC37. 12/07/2019

Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Grapholita molesta
Oriental Fruit Moth
Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (10-15 mm.)
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Grapholita funebrana
Plum Fruit Moth

(Treitschke, 1835)1247 / 49.357

Fairly common resident in orchards, gardens and hedgerows.

Prunus spinosa, P. domestica with larva feeding in the fruit from July to September.

Adults come to light and pheromone lure.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 41 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1877.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-15 mm.
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Sloe and plum
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Grapholita lobarzewskii  |  Grapholita tenebrosana >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSP04 -
27/08/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
07/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
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