The Moths of Suffolk
1242 Grapholita internana, (Guenée, 1845)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Heathland and moorland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May

Larval foodplants : In the seed-pods of Gorse (Ulex europaeus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local among gorse, feeding in the pods. Waldringfield in 1930 (Wlr), Southwold (Ctw); Tuddenham, (Wm), Thetford in 1932 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGrapholita compositella
Grapholita pallifrontana
Grapholita jungiella

Compare confusion species
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Found by day flying around Gorse - Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Lakenheath Fen RSPB, Suffolk (6.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Minsmere Beach, Suffolk (20.v.2010) © Brian Jones