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1247 ~ Grapholita funebrana ~ Plum Fruit Moth
UK Status

Resident. Locally common in the southern half of England, scattered records further north and in Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at just a handful of sites in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-15mm.

Confusion species

C. molesta and C. tenebrosana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Hedgerows, orchards and gardens.


Plum spp.

Lifestage data

Fruit feeder. Eggs laid at the base of the fruit stalk. Larva feeds inside the fruit, especially near the stone. Pupates spun up under dead wood, bark, moss or in the soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by SOS, 30th Aug 2014, Guilsfield