Morley’s Final Catalogue: Commoner than the last (ochroleucana), among various kinds of plum, from Ipswich to Lowestoft and Gorleston; at Monks Soham light.
Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May till August and usually peaking earlier than H. nubiferana. They come to light. The larvae feed from a spinning on the leaves of Prunus, Crataegus, Corylus, Malus, Pyrus and Taxus. They pupate among spun leaves.
Identification:Hedya nubiferana and H. pruniana are similar. H. nubiferana has five pairs of smaller strigulae along the costa in the pale section of the wing, H. pruniana has four larger marked pairs. At the discontinuity of the edge of the dark area H. nubiferana has a spot that is on the costal side of it, H. pruniana has spots that are on the termen side of it. H. nubiferana is slightly larger and has slightly narrower wings with a straighter costa. H. pruniana has a form that is very dissimilar to the regular moth appearance.
Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1977. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats