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

(Guenée, 1845)1242 / 49.349
Norfolk status
Local.
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.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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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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