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

(Guenée, 1845)1242 / 49.349
Norfolk status
Heaths and moorland.

The male is very active in warm sunny weather, flying over and around the Gorse bushes most of the day.

Recorded in 28 (38%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
30/05/2021327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
27/05/2021127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
18/05/2021127TG12 - Aylsham
16/05/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Wingspan: 9-10 mm.
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Gorse.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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