Grapholita lobarzewskii

Alternative names
Kent Fruit Piercer

Wingspan about 14 mm.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Records for this species must be confirmed by genitalia examination.


Probably most likely to be encountered where the larval foodplant fruit trees occur.

When to see it

Flight period is typically in May and June.

Life History

The larvae feed in the fruits of Plum and Cherry, and on the continent is also known from Apple.

UK Status

A scarce and local species, with relatively few records in Britain. Most records are from the southern counties, and rather scattered although this species may be increasing in numbers.  In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce A.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland, but possibly expanding into our area.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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