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ID needed for this plum eater!

Observed: 4th August 2011 By: moongirl01moongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebratesmoongirl01’s reputation in Invertebrates
Misc8 1785
Misc8 1784
Description:

These pink larvae ruined some of my mum's plums in the summer. Can anyone help with an ID, please? There was a sticky substance on the affected plums.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Plum Fruit Moth (Grapholita funebrana) interacts

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Thanks for your help! I've

Thanks for your help! I've now read about this moth and looked at photos of the larvae and the descriptions fit. Although my mum wasn't happy about the damaged fruit, I'm quite pleased because this moth is rare in our county so I'm going to report our findings.