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49.358 (BF1246)

Deep-brown Piercer   

Grapholita tenebrosana
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-April in a rosehip, at first causing brownish stripes on the surface and later causing the hip to wrinkle and turn purple.  August: June-July.

Larval foodplants

Rose species, especially Dog Roses.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie House Hotel, near Mochrum, Wigtownshire, on 27th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1988
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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