The Moths of Suffolk
1252 Grapholita lunulana, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Grassland, hedgerows and sandhills

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Mining the stem or on the leaves and seeds of Bitter Vetch (Lathyrus montanus) and possibly other species of Lathyrus, also on Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) or Garden Pea (Pisum sativum)

Records : Blythburgh Wood (1.v.1938), Wangford (12.v.1938), Holton (25.v.1941), Shipmeadow Marshes (8.vi.1941), Barking Wood (18.v.1947)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-17mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultGrapholita orobana
Cydia leguminana

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Life history chart
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