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49.156 (BF1083)

Marbled Orchard Tortrix   

Hedya nubiferana
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-June in spun shoots, leaves and flowers.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Prunus species (Cherry, Plum, Blackthorn).  Less often other trees and shrubs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was published in Stephens (1834) with the Rev. William Little recording it at “Loch”, which is believed to be Lochwood Moss nearby to Raehills, Dumfriesshire, where he resided, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Portling on 1st July 1976, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Torrs on 8th August 1982, both being found by Sir Arthur Duncan, with both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

236 record(s) from 34 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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