Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Hedya pruniana
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Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (14-16mm)
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Hedya atropunctana
Shoulder-spot Marble

(Zetterstedt, 1840)1085 / 49.159
=Metendothenia atropunctana

Locally fairly common on mosses and damp heaths in the north of our region, on Myrica gale, Vaccinnium myrtillus, Betula spp. and Salix spp., but also locally in lowland deciduous woodland where it will also feed on Tilia cordata and possibly other trees, with larva feeding from late June to October.

When freshly emerged adults may show a pink tinge which soon fades.

Recorded in 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1924.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bog-myrtle, Willow, Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
22/07/20161VC40 - ShropshireSJ32
23/06/20161VC40 - ShropshireSJ43 -
06/05/20161VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
26/06/20151VC40 - ShropshireSO57
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