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Hedya pruniana
Plum Tortrix (Hübner, 1799)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1082 / 49.157
Photo © Richard Jones,  May 2009

Similar Norfolk Species
Marbled Orchard Tortrix
Hedya nubiferana
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Hedya ochroleucana
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
Norfolk Status
Resembles Hedya nubiferana but is slightly smaller. The two dark postmedian dots are situated away (distad) from the angle of the median fascia.

Widespread and common in woodlands, hedgerows and gardens throughout Britain and regularly recorded in Norfolk. The larva feeding in the shoots and later, in the leaves of the foodplant.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
05/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
19/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
18/07/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
18/07/2020327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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