Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar West Midlands Species
Grapholita compositella
Triple-stripe Piercer
Grapholita internana
Dark Gorse Piercer
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (10-13 mm)
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Grapholita jungiella
Vetch Piercer

(Clerck, 1759)1251 / 49.354

Fairly common but declined resident of unimproved grassland, commons, woodland rides and banks.

Lathyrus montanus, Vicia sepium with larva feeding from June to August in a seed-pod or between spun leaves.

Recorded in 63 (45%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-13 mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   bitter vetch and bush vetch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
19/05/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
18/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
18/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
17/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
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