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49.157 ~ 1082 ~ Hedya pruniana ~ Plum Tortrix
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Ross and Cromarty.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-18mm.

Confusion species

H. nubiferana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Hedgerows, gardens and orchards.


Blackthorn and plum spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first lives in young shoots, later in a folded leaf or between two leaves bonded with silk. Pupates in a loosely spun cocoon in larval habitation or a spun leaf.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 5th June 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 21st June 2010, Llanfyllin