Gelechia rhombella: Distribution map

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35.097 BF800
Gelechia rhombella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan c. 12-16mm.

This species is quite straightforward to identify with its sharp black 'shoulder-patches' and dark spots on a greyish forewing.

It is relatively well-distributed over much of England and North Wales, and extends into Scotland and parts of eastern Ireland.

The larva feeds in a folded leaf or between spun leaves of apple (Malus).

Adult moths fly in July and August and come to light.
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