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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-mid Sep.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19832007188920032001
Year last recorded20142014201420132014
Number of records4114242117
Number of individuals5417272717
Unique positions16212123
Unique locations17212123
Adult records4114222117
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 117 records from 46 sites. First recorded in 1889.


1245 Grapholita janthinana 02
© Terry Box, 6 Aug 2016
1245 Grapholita janthinana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 12 Sep 2006

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Porritt (1904) could only list a single record but there have been a considerable number of records in recent years. It is recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64, rather thinly except in the south of VC63 where it is widespread and often fairly common.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 27.7.2001, det. HEB and subsequently (CHF); High Batts NR, 17.8.2002 (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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