Grapholita molesta - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

TORTRICIDAE

Olethreutinae

Las Descargues, 1 May 2014
Grapholita molesta Adult

5107

© Robin Howard

Grapholita molesta Busck in Quaintance & Wood, 1916

Wingspan: 12-13mm

A univoltine species on the wing from April onwards often imported with fruit and a pest of Prunus species. This specimen was found in the kitchen at Las Descargues.

Larvae feed on the buds and fruit of peach trees.

 

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