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49.359 (BF1245)

Pale-bordered Piercer   

Grapholita janthinana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-May in the haws, spinning 2-3 berries together.  Adults: July-September.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 6th July 2004, while the first for Dumfriesshire was netted at The Tooks in Kirkton on 31st July 2013.

19 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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