Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Grapholita compositella
Meadow Tortrix
Grapholita jungiella
Beautiful Crescent
Approx Length (c. 5mm) Wingspan (9-10 mm.)
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Grapholita internana
White-underwing Piercer

(Guenée, 1845)1242 / 49.349
=Dark Gorse Piercer

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 29 (39%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/05/2024128TF74Barrow Common
10/05/2024128TF61East Winch
08/05/2024328TF74Barrow Common
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Wingspan: 9-10 mm.
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Gorse.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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