Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Grapholita lunulana

Grapholita lunulana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

northern cresent piercer

on Fabaceae


The larvae bore in the pods; hibernation and pupation in a cocoon among the litter.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lathyrus japonicus, linifolius, pratensis, tuberosis; Pisum sativum; Vicia cracca.

Records of Trifolium are unlikely.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body orange; headm, prothoracic and anal plates brown; pinacula concolorous, on the thorax sometimes brown; see Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Cydia lunulana; Grapholitha, Laspeyresia dorsana auct. nec (Fabricius, 1775).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2010a, 2015a).

Last modified 31.i.2020