Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hedya pruniana

Hedya pruniana (Hübner, 1799)

plum tortrix

on Prunus, etc.


Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Crataegus; Malus domestica; Prunus avium, domestica, spinosa; Pyrus communis.

Mainly on Prunus; records from Corylus avellana, Salix, and Taxus baccata must be exceptional and/or erroneous.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.


Argyroploce, Olethreutes, pruniana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 11.iii.2020