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Hedya ochroleucana
Buff-tipped Marble (Frölich, 1828)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1084 / 49.158
Photo © Chris McGaw,  30/06/2020 - The Grange

Similar Norfolk Species
Plum Tortrix
Hedya pruniana
Marbled Orchard Tortrix
Hedya nubiferana
Wingspan: 16-21mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Rose, Apple
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
The sandy-ochreous cream colouration and a lack of any greyish tones in the distal (outer part) part of the forewing is diagnostic and should rule other similar species.

A fairly common species in gardens, woodlands and hedgerows in southern England and Wales, becoming scarcer further north.

Note: In photographing this species, depending on the lighting and the camera settings, the ochreous tones can easily be washed out leading to confusion.

Recorded in 48 (65%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2021+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
25/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
24/07/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
23/07/2021227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
20/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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