Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Grapholita compositella

Grapholita compositella (Fabricius, 1775)

triple-stripe piercer, clover seed moth

on Fabaceae

Grapholita compositella on Trifolium hybridum

Trifolium hybridum, Belgium, East Flanders, Lebbeke, 19.vi.2021 © Ruben Meert

parasite

Part of the larvae live in the younger parts of hollow stems (betraying their presence by fading upper leaves), part of them live among spun leaves. Both behavioral types occur in both generations (Meert).

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus cicer; Lotus corniculatus, pedunculatus; Medicago sativa; Melilotus albus; Trifolium hybrdum, pratense, repens.

phenology

Bivoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Meert, Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Cydia, Grapholitha, Laspeyresia, compositella.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2022), Meert (2022a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 2.vi.2022