Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 12mm) Wingspan (19-24mm)
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Hedya salicella
White-backed Marble

(Linnaeus, 1758)1086 / 49.155

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Found to occur rarely in Bentley Woods during 1893 (Mly); a few at both Felixstow and Hemley in 1902, and a series beaten near willow at Waldringfield in 1930 (Wir). Ampton and West Stow in 1910 (Nurse, Ent. 1911, 221); on sallow at Kenny Hill in the Mildenhall fens during July 1920 (Mly). Lackford, Elveden and Ipswich (Whit). Fritton at light in 1936 (D).

Recent Status: widely distributed but not common in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light and may be found from June to September. The larvae feed from spun shoots or folded leaves of Salix and Populus species preferring Salix alba. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The moth is unmistakeable. It is mostly white or cream at the head, thorax, wing base and dorsum and mottled dark with brown grey and black on the remainder. There is a prominent twin scale tuft on the posterior part of the thorax. The scattered dark spotting in the paler area and the balance of colours in the dark area is variable. It rests with its wings held close to the body.

Recorded in 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2021+25TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
08/08/2021126TL93 - Bures/Nayland
06/08/2021126TL93 - Bures/Nayland
31/07/2021 to 02/08/2021+25TM03 - East Bergholt
18/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Wingspan: 19-24mm
Flight: June - Sept
Foodplant:   White Willow, Goat Willow, Aspen, Black Poplar
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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