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Grapholita compositella (Fabricius, 1775)

Triple-stripe Piercer
49.3470 (B&F: 1241)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
    »Family: Tortricidae
      »Subfamily: Olethreutinae
        »Tribe: Grapholitini


A declining resident recorded in a few places in both vice-counties. It usually occurs singly, occasionally sparingly at mv light. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of May to late June, and again from the second week of July to late August. The larvae feed in the seed-pods of clover. (Pratt, 2011).

Grapholita compositella (Fabricius, 1775)
Rowland Wood, 27 vii 2017
Photo: Neil Hulme
Grapholita compositella (Fabricius, 1775)
Ardingly Reservoir, 26 vi 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Grapholita compositella (Fabricius, 1775)
Steep Hill Woods, 27 v 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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