Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Grapholita funebrana

Grapholita funebrana Treitschke, 1835

plum fruit moth, red plum maggot

on Prunus

Grapholita funebrana on Prunus cerasifera

Prunus cwerasifera, Hungary, Budapest, Arboretum, 5.vi.2016 © László Érsek

Grapholita funebrana on Prunus cerasifera

detail

Grapholita funebrana on Prunus cerasifera

Prunus cwerasiferam Hungary, Budapest-Hűvösvölgy, 19.vii.2015 © László Érsek: larva in opened fruit

Grapholita funebrana on Prunus cerasifera

larva dorsal, head and thorax …

Grapholita funebrana on Prunus cerasifera

… end of abdomen

Grapholita funebrana on Prunus domestica

Prunus domestica, Dronten, 1..viii.2017 © Arnold Grosscurt

Grapholita funebrana on Prunus domestica

larval tunnels

Grapholita 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.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus avium, cerasus, domestica & subsp. insititia, dulcis, japonica, persica, spinosa.

phenology

One to several generations, depending on the climate; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Head black; body white at first, later pink; pinacula inconspicuous. Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Cydia, Grapholitha, Laspeyresia, funebrana.

parasitoids, predators

Dibrachys microgastri.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2009a), Deutsch (2012a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), uchlein, Gielis, Huisman, ao (1988a), Lepiforum (2019), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Schütze (1931a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 4.vii.2022