Hedya pruniana - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 19 May 2009
Hedya pruniana Adult


© Robin Howard

Hedya pruniana (Hübner, 1799)

Plum Tortrix

Wingspan: 15-19mm

Imago: Univoltine, flying from May to August when it is a visitor to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and traps situated in the ridge scrub where Prunus spinosa is found.

Larva: Feeds on Prunus spp., particularly P. spinosa and P. domestica.