Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Grapholita compositella Fabricius, 1775
Triple-stripe Piercer

Family: Tortricidae
Checklist Number: 49.347

Locally Common. A species of short grassland, very much confined to England and Wales(according to National Biodiversity Network Gateway database) with just two areas in Scotland, including the Outer Hebrides. An attractive moth with 4 dorsals stripes (strigulae),and 8 more on the costa

Clover Trifolium is the main foodplant

Grapholita compositella
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