Oriental Fruit Moth Grapholita molesta
Oriental Fruit Moth Grapholita molesta
Adult • Weybridge, Surrey • © Andrew Mitchell

49.3541 BF1248
Oriental Fruit Moth Grapholita molesta

(Busck, 1916)

[Synonyms: Cydia molesta]
Wingspan c. 12mm.

Not a naturalised British species, this moth is sometimes imported as a larva or pupa on peach (Prunus persica). It originates from the far east, but has become established in some European countries.

The larvae feed in the fruit, buds and twigs of peach and other Prunus species, in some cases becoming a serious pest.

Adult moths are similar in appearance to Plum Fruit MothGrapholita funebrana.
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