Hedya ochroleucana

Alternative names
Buff-tipped Marble

Wingspan 16 to 21 mm. Rather similar in appearance to some of the other Hedya species, this moth can usually be distinguished by the relatively clean-looking creamy outer part of the forewing.

Identification difficulty

Varied habitats, especially where the larval foodplants are found.

When to see it

The adults are on the wing from June to early August.

Life History

The larva feeds on Rose species including cultivated varieties, and Apple spinning the leaves together.

UK Status

A fairly common species in southern England and Wales, becoming scarcer further north, and rare in Scotland; scarce in Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

49.158 BF1084

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map