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Grapholita funebrana
Plum Fruit Moth (Treitschke, 1835)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1247 / 49.357
Photo © Dave Appleton,  22/07/2016 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Oriental Fruit Moth
Grapholita molesta
Wingspan: 10-15 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Sloe and Plum.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Blackthorn hedges and orchards and gardens where plums and damsons are grown.
Known to fruit growers as the plum fruit moth or red plum maggot, this species is a sporadic pest in plum orchards.

Attracted to pheromone lure, with 58 specimens trapped in a garden at Cawston from the 1st May to 22nd Sept. (J. Clifton, 2011).

Lures available from Anglian Lepidopterists Supplies

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 22 (32%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/08/2020+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
26/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/07/2020+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
26/06/2020428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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