Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1247 (ABH49.357) Plum Fruit Moth Grapholita funebrana, Treitschke, 1835

KR05102

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Larva feeding inside a plum
Larva feeding inside a plum
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

Known to fruit growers as the plum fruit moth or red plum maggot, this species is a sporadic pest in plum orchards.


Wingspan: 10-15 mm.
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), plums (Prunus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Local

Habitat

Hedges and orchards and gardens where plums and damsons are grown.

Regional Information

Recorded in 18 (6.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 April to 02 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 10 August to 25 October

Similar Species
Oriental Fruit Moth Grapholita molesta

Local