Grapholita lathyrana
Grapholita lathyrana
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49.355 BF1250
Grapholita lathyrana

(Hübner, [1813])

[Synonyms: Cydia lathyrana]
Wingspan c. 10mm

This rather rare and local species is to be found in only a few localities in England, most notably in Sussex and Surrey. There are records from a number of other counties, including Lancashire, but some of these are perhaps doubtful.

The larva feeds on dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria), feeding amongst spun flowers or shoots, or in the buds.

The tiny adult moths are on the wing in April and May, and fly in the sunshine around midday.
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