30 Days Wild Pan-species Challenge: Day 27

Rubbish weather today, but a slightly brighter patch prompted me to go out into the grassy alleyway behind by house and I found this diminutive but stunning Grapholita compositella, today’s lifer.

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Grapholita compositella

Grapholita are a great little group of moths with their blue-grey background colour and minimalist white detail, and compositella is distinctive in having the blotch covering the trailing edge of the forewings divided into 4 strips.

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