Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Tortricidae   Checklist Number: 49.347

Grapholita compositella   Fabricius, 1775

Triple-stripe Piercer

Locally Common. A species of short grassland, very much confined to England and Wales (according to National Biodiversity Network Atlas 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