The Moths of Suffolk
1251 Grapholita jungiella, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and other habitats with rough ground

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-April to mid-June

Larval foodplants : On the leaves or in the seed-pods of Bitter Vetch (Lathyrus montanus) or Bush-vetch (Vicia sepium)

Records : Bromeswell (A Watchman, 25.iv.1982), Lavenham (A Watchman,; S Read, 13.v.2003), Frostenden (A Watchman,, Monks Eleigh (A Watchman,

Morley's Final Catalogue : Blythburgh and Bentley woods and Nacton on broom sparingly in May 1932; flying by day in the utmost profusion over Lathyrus macrorrhizus by the Lark at Barton Mills in mid-May 1934; also at Letheringham and the Devils Dyke by Newmarket in 1930 (Mly); at Ampton and Timworth in 1909 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm


Confusion species
    AdultGrapholita compositella
Grapholita internana
Grapholita pallifrontana

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Lavenham railway walk, Suffolk (22.iv.2011) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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