Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hedya ochroleucana of authors, not (Frölich, 1828)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "ocher and white."
Hedya ochroleucana of authors, not (Frölich, 1828) is treated as two or more cryptic species, possibly referring to one or more of the current synonyms of ochroleucana, with "true" ochroleucana listed as extralimital (Nearctic) in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59. Synonyms of ochroleucana with North American type localities await revision.
Adult - rather similar in appearance to some of the other Hedya species, this moth can usually be distinguished by the relatively clean-looking creamy outer part of the forewing.
Present in Europe, and in most of North America. (1)
Adults are on wing in June and July in western Europe (1)
Larvae are leaf rollers on rose (Rosa
), mountain ash (Sorbus
) and apple (Malus
) species. (1)
Note: true Hedya ochroleucana
is a strictly Palearctic species. Nearctic specimens belong to two or more undescribed species.(3)
Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59
Hübner, J., 1825. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge
Moth Photographers Group
– images of live and pinned adults (4)
- images of DNA supported specimens (5)
- brief description (1)