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49.349 ~ 1242 ~ Grapholita internana ~ Dark Gorse Piercer
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Ross and Cromarty, very local in the north.

Montgomeryshire Status

Under recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-12mm.

Confusion species

G. pallifrontana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Moorland and heathland.



Lifestage data

Seed feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in the pods and feeds on the seeds. Pupates in larval habitation or amongst the needles of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown