Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Rob Lee,  Roughton 07/06/2024

Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Grapholita molesta
Oriental Fruit Moth
Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (10-15 mm.)
      
      
      
      
    
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Grapholita funebrana
Plum Fruit Moth

(Treitschke, 1835)1247 / 49.357

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Blackthorn hedges and orchards and gardens where plums and damsons are grown.
Known to fruit growers as the plum fruit moth or red plum maggot, this species is a sporadic pest in plum orchards.

Attracted to FUN pheromone lure. On first trial in 2011, 58 specimens where lured in a garden at Cawston from the 1st May to 22nd Sept. (J. Clifton, 2011).

Several additional species are attracted to the FUN lure intended for Grapholita funebrana.

Lures available from Anglian Lepidopterists Supplies

Recorded in 34 (46%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/06/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
07/06/2024127TG23Roughton
20/05/2024128TF91Dereham 
17/05/2024128TF62King's Lynn
31/08/2023128TL79Mundford
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Wingspan: 10-15 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Sloe and Plum.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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