Grapholita pallifrontana - Distribution map

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Grapholita pallifrontana

Lienig & Zeller, 1846

[Synonyms: Cydia pallifrontana]
Wingspan c. 10-12mm.

A very local species, occurring only in some southern counties in England, and apparently on the decline.

It is similar in appearance to G. internana and care must be taken with identification.

The larvae feed on wild liquorice Astragalos glycyphyllos during July and August, consuming the pods and the seeds within.

Adult moths fly from late May to July, frequenting bushy areas in chalk districts, and the males fly on sunny afternoons.
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