Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local among wild hedge-roses at Bentley (Harwood), and bred thence in 1934-5 (Whit.); since 1890 noted elsewhere at only Bramford in July 1898 (Pyett).
Recent Status: An uncommon species with a scattered distribution in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day and night and comes to light during June and July. The larvae feed inside rose hips. They hibernate fully fed in a cocoon away from the larval habitation where they pupate.
Identification: A dark brown Grapholita species that differs from all others in the genus in Suffolk by having no markings in the main wing area. The ocellus has black spots and is plumbeous edged. The slight costal strigulae are cream or white with slight plumbeous striae. The moth also has a white face and pale palps More Info
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats