Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Kain Prestwood,  To LOB Lure. 16/06/21 - Highley, Shropshire.

Similar West Midlands Species
Grapholita janthinana
Pale-bordered Piercer
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (13-14mm)
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Grapholita lobarzewskii
Kent Fruit Piercer

(Nowicki, 1860)1249 / 49.356
=Cydia prunivorana

An uncommon, but increasing, resident.

Malus spp., and less often Prunus spp. with larva feeding in the fruit from July, overwintering full-fed in a cocoon under bark or in rotten wood.

Recorded in 13 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 13-14mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Apple, cherry and plum
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
30/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
26/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
24/06/20202VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
23/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
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