The Moths of Suffolk
1084 Hedya ochroleucana, (Frölich, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Grassland, fens, scrub, gardens, hedgerows and orchards

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to mid-July

Larval foodplants : In a shoot of roses (Rosa) or less often apples (Malus)

Records : Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, 1980-1, 1983 & 1995), Swilland (A Watchman 18.vii.1986), Wenhaston (P G Cardy, 1988), Landguard Common (1999), Lineage Wood (SMG, 13.vii.2001)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent everywhere among roses. Southwold and Flixton (Ctw); quite common at Monks Soham light in July.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultHedya pruniana, Plum Tortrix
Hedya nubiferana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix
Metendothenia atropunctana

Compare confusion species
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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (17.vi.2006) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Oulton Marshes, Suffolk (6.vii.2012) © Neil Sherman