Marbled Orchard Tortrix - Hedya nubiferana
Wingspan 15-21 mm. One of many similar species which mimics a bird-dropping when at rest.
Hedgerows, gardens and orchards.
Flying from dusk into the night, between June and August, the adult is easily attracted to light.
The larvae feed on a variety of trees including Hawthorn and Blackthorn.
This is a common species throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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