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 domestica

Prunus domestica, Dronten © Arnold Grosscurt

Grapholita funebrana on Prunus domestica

larval tunnels

Grapholita funebrana larva on Prunus domestica

mature larva


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 domestica, spinosa.


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


Cydia funebrana.


Deutsch (2012a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Kuchlein, Gielis, Huisman, ao (1988a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 11.iv.2021