Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar West Midlands Species
Grapholita internana
Dark Gorse Piercer
Grapholita jungiella
Vetch Piercer
Approx Length (c. 5mm) Wingspan (9-10 mm.)
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Grapholita compositella
Triple-stripe Piercer

(Fabricius, 1775)1241 / 49.347

Fairly common resident of unimproved grassland, commons and roadside banks.

Trifolium spp., Lotus corniculatus with larva feeding in the stem in June/July, and in spun leaves and flowers in August/September.

Recorded in 65 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-10 mm.
Flight: May / June and again in August
Foodplant:   Clover
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Lathronympha strigana  |  Grapholita pallifrontana >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
21/07/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
17/07/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
14/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
08/07/20203VC37 - WorcestershireSO94
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