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49.347 ~ 1241 ~ Grapholita compositella
UK Status

Resident. Fairly common in the southern half of Britain, becoming more local further north.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2016 at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 8-10mm.

Confusion species

A fairly distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Chalk and grassland meadows, sand dunes and open woodland.


Clover, bird's foot trefoil.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid singly on foodplant. Larva feed in stems, later in spun leaves. Pupates in a white cocoon in the litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PAR, 13th Aug 2017, Abermule

Photo by TW, 28th May 2020, Berriew