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49.359 ~ 1245 ~ Grapholita janthinana
UK Status

Resident. Locally common in the southern half of England and rather more uncommon in Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in Welshpool in 2000 and since then at Middletown in east of the county in 2012.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-11mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wooded areas and hedgerows.



Lifestage data

Spinning/fruit feeder. Eggs laid singly on berries. Larva lightly spins two or three berries together and feeds inside the fruit. Pupates in a silken cocoon under bark or amongst leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 26th July 2012, Middletown