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49.354 (BF1251)

Vetch Piercer   

Grapholita jungiella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: June-March in a pod or between tightly-spun leaves.  Adults: April-June.

Larval foodplants

Bitter-vetch, Bush Vetch.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Ae Forest, Dumfriesshire, on 23rd May 1957, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Troston on 7th June 1979 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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