Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1086 (ABH49.155) Hedya salicella, (Linnaeus, 1758)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

This moth is large and distinctive, showing large areas of white.

Wingspan: 19-24 mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-September
National status: Common


Marshy places, banks of streams, open woodland, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 10 September