Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Grapholita lobarzewskii

Grapholita lobarzewskii (Nowicki, 1860)

kent fruit piercer, appleseed moth

on Malus, Prunus

Grapholita lobarzewskii on apple

Malus domestica © Ruben Meert

Grapholita lobarzewskii larva on apple

feeding larva


The larva bores in the fruits. The impression of the infestation differs from that by Cydia pomonella: near the entrance opening into the fruit there are one or two lesser opening where frass is ejected. Moreover, later in the summer tha larva makes several short superficial feeding traces that radiate star-like from the entrance opening.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Malus domestica; Prunus cerasus, domestica.


? Bivotine; the larva hibernates in a cocoon under loose bark etc.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Cydia lobarzewskii; Cydia prunivorana: Bradley, Tremewan & Smith 1976.


Biesenbaum (2010b), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1976a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Kolbeck, Lichtmannecker & Pröse (2005a), Lepiforum (2019), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Sauter & Wildbolz (1989a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 17.iv.2020