Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hedya salicella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Olethreutinae
Wing Span: 1.9-2.4 cm
Life History: Details of wintering in Eurasia are unclear, but adult flight dates also suggest that the egg or partly grown larva is the wintering stage
Flight: North American records from June to August, possibly bivoltine
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae feed in spun shoots and folded leaves of Salix and Populus species
Adult Food:
Range: Native to Europe. North American records from Ontario (1956), Massachusetts (1975), Newfoundland (1985) and Missouri (1985)
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: Hedya salicella (L., 1758) is now recognized among the North American fauna.