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Hedya atropunctana
Shoulder-spot Marble (Zetterstedt, 1840)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1085 / 49.159
Photo © Neil Sherman

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Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: Two Generations
May-June, July-August
Foodplant:   Bog-myrtle, Willow, Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
A fairly small species. A slight ochreous ground colour to the forewing, the black median fascia showing a rufous tinge (stronger in some populations), a distinctive black spot distad of the median fascia, being distinctive and ochreous markings in subterminal fascia.

Formerly known as Hedya dimidiana this species occurs around mosses and damp heaths, mainly in the north of England and Scotland.
Only a hand full of Norfolk records dating from 1970. Roydon 1970-2000; Filthorpe 1986; Winterton 1994-1998; Holt 1998; Dersingham 2003; Sheringham 2006; Hindolveston 2006; Dersingham 2011.

The larvae feed in the terminal shoots of Bog-myrtle, Sallow and Birch.

(=Hedya dimidiana)

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1986.
Last Recorded in 2016.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2016127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
06/08/2015427TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/05/2015327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/05/2014 to 13/06/2014127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/04/2014 to 06/05/2014127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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