Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Grapholita internana
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Approx Length (c. 5mm) Wingspan (9-10 mm.)
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Grapholita compositella
Triple-stripe Piercer

(Fabricius, 1775)1241 / 49.347
Norfolk status

Characteristic dorsal blotch which is (usually) divided into four white striae.

Clover fields, meadows and grassy places, especially on rough chalky or sandy ground where there is an abundance of clover. Can be found flying by day.

Recorded in 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Unusual aberration showing dorsal blotch divided into two white striae and not the usual four. - Dave Jones
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2021+27TM18 - Diss
23/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
03/06/2021127TG20 - Norwich
31/05/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 9-10 mm.
Flight: May - June and again in Aug.
Foodplant:   Clover.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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