The Moths of Suffolk
1083 Hedya nubiferana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix, (Haworth, 1811)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Hedgerows, scrub, woodland, gardens and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to early August

Larval foodplants : On the shoots, leaves and flowers of hawthorns (Crataegus), cherries and blackthorn (Prunus) and less often other shrubs

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very common everywhere from Ipswich, where it is sometimes found on umbel-flowers by day in mid-June, to Weston and Gorleston; at Monks Soham light.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-21mm


Confusion species
    AdultHedya pruniana, Plum Tortrix
Hedya ochroleucana
Metendothenia atropunctana

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Eye, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman