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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jul.

Forewing: 7-9mm.

Foodplant: Wild fruit trees, also Hawthorn and Hazel.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19832001198319722001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records100018174208158
Number of individuals194533482369313
Unique positions5430414313
Unique locations5130404011
Adult records99418173186156
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 1621 records from 172 sites. First recorded in 1972.


49.157 Hedya pruniana 02
© Andy Nunn
49.157 Hedya pruniana 01
© Charles Fletcher, 26 Jun 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common among blackthorn but not recorded from VC65.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Potto, June 1996 (AME); Hutton Conyers, 21-23.7.2001, annually since (CHF); Bishopdale, 27.5.2003 (DP). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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