Plum Tortrix - Hedya pruniana

Description

Wingspan 15-18 mm. This species closely resembles H. nubiferana but can be distinguished by the difference in position of the two blackish dots on the white of the forewing.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows and gardens.

When to see it

The adults fly from late May to July.

Life History

The larvae feed on various forms of Prunus including Blackthorn and Plum.

UK Status

Fairly common throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

Reference
49.157 BF1082

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