1252 Northern Crescent Piercer Grapholita lunulata

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Wingspan 11-17 mm.

Flight period Day Flier found in sunshine in May and June in a variety of habitats such as hedgerows, rough pasture and hillsides. Single-brooded;

Descripttion Colour of Fore wing olive-brown; distal area of wing irrorate (tips of scales) with light ochreous; median fascia represented by a short, blackish brown streak on costa; ocellus moderately well developed; medio-dorsal blotch relatively slender, rounded apically. Hindwing white, broadly infuscate apically and along termen to vannal area in male, entirely fuscous in female.

Habitat A variety of habitats such as hedgerows, rough pasture and hillsides. Larva feeds within seedpods of Bitter Vetchling and Vetch, over-wintering in a cocoo

Life Cycle Larvae mine the stem or on the leaves and seeds of Bitter Vetch (Lathyrus montanus) and possibly other species of Lathyrus, also on Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca) or Garden Pea (Pisum sativum)

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