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.