Hedya pruniana

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Hedya pruniana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Hedya
Species: H. pruniana
Binomial name
Hedya pruniana
(Hübner, 1799)
Synonyms
  • Tortrix pruniana Hubner, [1796-1799]
  • Penthina pruneticolana Zeller, 1849
  • Tortrix (Penthina) roseomaculana Herrich-Schaffer, 1851

Hedya pruniana, the plum tortrix, is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone. In central Europe, it is a common species. In the east, the range extends through Anatolia and Iran, the Ural, Transcaucasia and western Kazakhstan to the Far East.

The wingspan is 15–19 mm. Adults are on wing from May to August.

The larvae feed on various plant, including Prunus spinosa, Crataegus, Rosa, Sorbus and Corylus avellana. The larvae can be found from July/August to April/May. The species overwinters in the larval stage.

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