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Hedya atropunctana
Shoulder-spot Marble (Zetterstedt, 1840)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1085 / 49.159
Photo © Antony Wren,  Dunwich, Suffolk

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Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: Two Generations
May-June, July-August
Foodplant:   Bog-myrtle, Willow, Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Seemingly restricted to a central coastal strip in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying by night and coming to light during May and June. There may be a partial second brood flying in August. The larvae feed from leaves rolled into a pod on Betula and Salix. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: This is the smallest Hedya species. The moths forewings are tinted pink to a varying degree, which becomes most evident on the paler parts. The edge of the dark part of the wing shows a single central dot within the pale section. It may be discrete or joined. More Info

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2016.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2016325TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
31/07/2016+25TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
30/07/2016+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
01/08/2014125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
01/08/2014125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
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