Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1241 (ABH49.347) Grapholita compositella, (Fabricius, 1775)


East Chevington, Northumberland
East Chevington, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
East Chevington, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher

General Information

This species has a characteristic dorsal blotch which is divided into four white striae.

Wingspan: 9-10 mm.
Foodplant(s): clovers (Trifolium spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
National status: Common


Meadows and grassy places, especially on rough chalky or sandy ground.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 May to 14 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 18 May to 18 May

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