Photo © Nick Montegriffo

Grapholita caecana

Checklist Number
49.350 [B&F: 1240]

Verification
Record will require further evidence, at least a good photograph, unless CMR is aware recorder has confidence in identification

Classification

Family:Tortricidae
Subfamily:Olethreutinae
Genus:Grapholita
Species:caecana
Authority:Schl├Ąger, 1847

Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on chalk downland in parts of southern England. In Hampshire recorded just twice to date, at Leaden Hall in June 2004, and Southsea in June 2005. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 12-16 mm. Distinguished from G. gemmiferana by its comparatively narrow wings and the generally greyer coloration and poorly developed ocellus of the forewing [Bradley]. Larva feeds within stems of Sainfoin, over-wintering in a cocoon.

The abundance in each month is indicated as follows:

No records
Very occasional
Irregular
Uncommon
Off-peak, but not unusual
Off-peak, but not unusual
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Records by week (adult)

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VC11 South Hampshire

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Winchester (SU43)11/06/1992oneD H SterlingAdult
Winchester (SU43)17/06/1992oneD H SterlingAdult
Leaden Hall Airfield, NF (SU21)03/06/2004oneRichard J MooreAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)19/06/2005oneIan ThirlwellAdult
Shawford (SU42)14/06/2015oneAndrew HardacreAdult
Romsey (SU32)16/05/2020oneMike BakerAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)12/06/2021oneDarren TaylorAdult
Barn Piece, Eastleigh (SU42)12/06/2021oneKen ArberAdult
Sway (SZ29)18/07/2022oneSteve KeenAdult

VC12 North Hampshire

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Sherborne St John (SU65)21/06/2010oneNick MontegriffoAdult
Quarley (SU24)11/06/2015twoJamie AlisonAdult
Quarley (SU24)16/06/2015twoJamie AlisonAdult
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)21/07/2015twoJamie AlisonAdult
Anna Valley, Andover (SU34)03/06/2018oneTim NorrissAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)24/05/201918Glynne EvansAdult
Wherwell (SU34)30/05/2019oneGlynne EvansAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)24/06/2019-Glynne EvansAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)25/06/2019threeGlynne EvansAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)17/05/2022fiveGlynne EvansAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)06/06/2022twoGlynne EvansAdult