Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  22/07/2016 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

Immature stages

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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
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 pheromone lure, with 58 specimens trapped in a garden at Cawston from the 1st May to 22nd Sept. (J. Clifton, 2011).

Lures available from Anglian Lepidopterists Supplies

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
24/07/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
10/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/06/2019127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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Wingspan: 10-15 mm.
Season: June and July
Foodplant:   Sloe and Plum.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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