Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  27/04/2014 - Creaking Gate Lake

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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 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/2019327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
21/05/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
01/05/2019828TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
20/04/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
20/04/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Wingspan: 9-10 mm.
Season: April - June
Foodplant:   Gorse.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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