The rare Liquorice Piercer micro-moth (Grapholita pallifrontana), is only found in some southern counties of England. The moth is blackish brown in colour with pale yellow streaks across its wings and is named for its caterpillar’s habit of piercing the pods of Wild Liquorice, its only foodplant.
The adults fly from late May to July, when the males fly on sunny afternoons.
Size and Family
Family – Tortricidae