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Hedya nubiferana (Haworth, 1811)

Имаго  (Hedya nubiferana)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Tortricoidea family Tortricidae subfamily Olethreutinae tribe Olethreutini genus Hedya → species Hedya nubiferana

Species name(s)

Hedya nubiferana (Haworth, 1811) = dimidioalba (Retzius, 1783) = variegana (Hübner, 1796-99).


Zoogeographical regions


Forewing length

9—10 mm.


15—21 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Hedya nubiferana)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - up to 1 cm. The inside of the front wings is dark, with bluish, reddish-brown, whitish and blackish spots, outdoor - light, whitish, the top wing again dark. The lower wings a smoky-brownish-gray. Seated Butterfly can remind bird droppings! [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Crete, Latvia, Lithuania , Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands,Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The area - Europe, to Asia Minor. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • C June to August. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • C April to May. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Colored fruit leaf roller caterpillars can feed on buds and young shoots of deciduous trees and, therefore, can be harmful. Sadam. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Fruit trees, birch (Betula), alder (Alnus), willow (Salix), oak (Quercus). Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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30.05.2014 7:29, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 15—21 mm.

21.01.2013 21:30, Peter Khramov

Yeah, thanks for the tip, corrected.

20.01.2013 20:20, Andrey Ponomarev

Peter is a glitch Hedya salicella here (on this page) should not be, although Photos Hedya nubiferana it is not.

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