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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Plums, Sloes, Cherry and Blackthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19931868201120042004
Year last recorded20142014201420112014
Number of records2566613
Number of individuals49561117
Unique positions115553
Unique locations115453
Adult records2566513
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 56 records from 28 sites. First recorded in 1868.


49.358 Grapholita funebrana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.358 Grapholita funebrana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Similar species: 1246 Grapholita tenebrosana.

Beaumont, 2002: There is a single recent record, the date of which suggests its origin may be from imported fruit. The only previous County record was from Scarborough in the mid-nineteenth century, 'larvae in plums', this record may also have resulted from fruit brought in from outside Yorkshire.
VC61. South Cave, 26.4.1993 det. HEB (DBC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC64. Ripon Parks, 23.7.2004 det. HEB (CHF,JCW,SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 20.7.2004 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 50, 2005: A further record in 2005, following records from two different localities in the same general area in 2004, suggests that this moth is resident.
VC64. Bishop Monkton, 16.7.2005, det. HEB (D&DB).

Argus 63, 2011:
VC63. Fores Drain, 12.7.2011 gen. det. HEB (SRS); Auckley, 25.7.2011 gen. det. HEB (SRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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