Grapholitha funebrana Treitschke, 1835

plum fruit moth, red plum maggot

on Prunus

Grapholitha funebrana on Prunus domestica

Prunus domestica, Dronten © Arnold Grosscurt

Grapholitha funebrana on Prunus domestica

larval tunnels

Grapholitha funebrana larva on Prunus domestica

mature larva

parasite

Oviposition around begin of August on the young fruit near the attachment of the stalk. The larva enters the fruit and tunnels into the pericarp, mainly in the neighbourhood of the kernel. Sap and gum may ooze from the entrance hole. About a month later the full grown larva leaves to fruit and pupates in a cocoon in the soil or in a bark fissure.

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus domestica, spinosa.

larva

Head black; body white at first, later pink; pinacula inconspicuous

synonyms

Cydia funebrana.

references

Hancock & Bland (2015b).

mod 7.xi.2017