The Moths of Suffolk
1245 Grapholita janthinana, (Duponchel, 1835)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Hedgerows, scrub and woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to early August

Larval foodplants : In the berries of hawthorns (Crataegus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Doubtless abundant in haw-berries. E. Bergholt, Hadleigh, Ipswich and Bentley, 1932-5 (Whit.); beaten in Bentley Woods from poplar and in Letheringham Park during May 1933-4 (Mly); Felixstow by Gibbs (EMM. 1904, 80); Brandon (Barrett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm


Confusion species
    AdultGrapholita molesta, Oriental Fruit Moth
Grapholita lobarzewskii
Pammene gallicana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Two hawthorn berries spun together by larva - Theberton, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Neil Sherman