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49.357 (BF1247)

Plum Fruit Moth   

Grapholita funebrana
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-April in the fruit, leaving a conspicuous entrance hole surrounded by frass.   Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

Prunus species (plums, cherries) especially Blackthorn and Wild Plum.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Port of Counan, Wigtownshire, on 21st July 2006 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2021
49.357 Grapholita Funebrana
49.357 Grapholita Funebrana

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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