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49.157 (BF1082)

Plum Tortrix   

Hedya pruniana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplants

Blackthorn, Wild Plum, Wild Cherry.  Less frequently Hazel, Hawthorns, Apples, Pear or Yew.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Caerlaverock on 13th June 1981, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Elrig Loch, near Mochrum, on 28th June 1988 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Ravenshall Point on 23rd June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

83 record(s) from 25 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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