Green Budworm Moth
Hedya nubiferana, the marbled orchard tortrix or green budworm moth, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in the Palearctic and Nearctic realms. The wingspan is 15–21 mm. The forewing ground colour is grey-brown.There is a square, basal black spot, and just distal to this a more or less clear, light-grey cross-band. At the wing tip there is a wide, snow-white cross-band (similar to the white uric acid in bird excrement). The hindwings are thinly shelled, light grey-brown with brown veins. The moth flies from May to August. The larvae feed on hawthorn (Crataegus species) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).
- 1) The flight season refers to Belgium and the Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.