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49.347 (BF1241)

Triple-stripe Piercer   

Grapholita compositella
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae: June-July, August-April, first generation in the stem, shoot or flower-head, second generation in spun terminal leaves or a flower-head.  Adults: April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Clover & trefoil species, especially Red Clover & White Clover; also Dyer’s Greenweed, Saw-wort and Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Torduff Point, Dumfriesshire, on 26th May 2014.

4 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2020

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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