Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Hedya pruniana
Plum Tortrix
Hedya ochroleucana
Buff-tipped Marble
Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (15-21mm)
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Hedya nubiferana
Marbled Orchard Tortrix

(Haworth, 1811)1083 / 49.156

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very common everywhere from Ipswich, where it is sometimes found on umbel-flowers by day in mid-June, to Weston 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 later than H. pruniana. They come to light. The larvae feed from a spinning on the leaves of Prunus and Crataegus and less often on other deciduous tree leaves. They pupate among spun leaves.

Identification: Hedya nubiferana and H. pruniana are similar. H. nubiferana has five smaller pairs of 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 rare form that is very dissimilar to the regular moth appearance.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2021+25TM16 - Thorndon/Debenham
25/07/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
24/07/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
24/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
23/07/2021125TM14 - Ipswich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 15-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Various trees and shrubs including Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Wild Cherry
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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