1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana ABH 49.156
(Haworth, 1811)

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Wingspan 15-21 mm.

Phenology Between June and August, the adult is easily attracted to light.

Description Has a number of similars many of which mimic a bird dropping whilst at rest

Similars Plum Tortrix H. pruniana, differs in having the two black postmedian dots more prominent and situated costad of the projection of the outer edge of the median fascia

Life Cycle The larvae feed on a variety of trees . Larva feeds on many different deciduous trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, (Crataegus)Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).and Wild Cherry, over-wintering in a cocoon.

Habitat Common in hedgerows, gardens and orchards throughout the British Isles

 

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