Seq # 362150030

Hedya pruniana (Hübner, 1799) Species

Last modified: April 7, 2021, 10:01 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Olethreutini > Genus: Hedya > Species: Hedya pruniana
Vernacular names
Pruimwitvlakbladroller (NL), Plum Tortrix (EN)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 21.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults have been observed from mid May till the end of June. They are active in late evening and later come to light.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus spinosa, Prunus domestica and Prunus avium

The larva lives in spun shoots or leaves on Prunus spinosa, P. domestica or P. avium. It has been reported also, but less frequently, from Malus, Pyrus, Crataegus or Corylus. It pupates in the larval habitation or in freshy spun leaves.

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