Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 20 May 2019

Similar Suffolk Species
Hedya nubiferana
Marbled Orchard Tortrix
Hedya ochroleucana
Buff-tipped Marble
Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (15-18mm)
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Hedya pruniana
Plum Tortrix

(Hübner, 1799)1082 / 49.157

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Commoner than the last (ochroleucana), among various kinds of plum, from Ipswich to Lowestoft and Gorleston; at Monks Soham light.

Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May till August and usually peaking earlier than H. nubiferana. They come to light. The larvae feed from a spinning on the leaves of Prunus, Crataegus, Corylus, Malus, Pyrus and Taxus. They pupate among spun leaves.

Identification: Hedya nubiferana and H. pruniana are similar. H. nubiferana has five pairs of smaller strigulae along the costa in the pale section of the wing, H. pruniana has four larger marked pairs. At the discontinuity of the edge of the dark area H. nubiferana has a spot that is on the costal side of it, H. pruniana has spots that are on the termen side of it. H. nubiferana is slightly larger and has slightly narrower wings with a straighter costa. H. pruniana has a form that is very dissimilar to the regular moth appearance.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1977.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2021225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
08/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
31/07/2021225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
29/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
27/07/2021+25TM16 - Thorndon/Debenham
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Wingspan: 15-18mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Plum, Blackthorn, Wild Cherry less often on Apple, Pear, Hawthorn and Hazel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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