Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.350 [B&F: 1240] Grapholita caecana 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.

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Winchester (SU43)11-Jun-1992oneSterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU43)17-Jun-1992oneSterling, DHAdult
Leaden Hall Airfield, New Forest (SU21)03-Jun-2004oneMoore, Richard J Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)19-Jun-2005oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Shawford (SU42)14-Jun-2015oneHardacre, Andrew Adult
Romsey (SU32)16-May-2020oneBaker, MikeAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Sherborne St John (SU65)21-Jun-2010oneMontegriffo, Nick Adult
Quarley (SU24)11-Jun-2015twoAlison, Jamie Adult
Quarley (SU24)16-Jun-2015twoAlison, Jamie Adult
Magdalen Hill Down (SU52)21-Jul-2015twoAlison, Jamie Adult
Anna Valley, Andover (SU34)03-Jun-2018oneNorriss, Tim Adult
Nether Wallop (SU33)24-May-201920Evans, GlynneAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)24-May-201918Evans, GlynneAdult
Wherwell (SU34)30-May-2019oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)24-Jun-2019-Evans, GlynneAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)25-Jun-2019threeEvans, GlynneAdult

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