Green Budworm Moth

Hedya nubiferana
Hedya nubiferana
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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).

Green Budworm Moth

Hedya nubiferana

Is Green Budworm Moth harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Tortricidae
genus: Hedya


- 1) The flight season refers to Belgium and the Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.