Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  30 August 2013 Maidscross Hill. Lakenheath

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Pammene populana
Pigmy Y Piercer
Approx Length (c. 6mm) Wingspan (10-12mm.)
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Pammene spiniana
Triangle-marked Piercer

(Duponchel, 1843)1231 / 49.373

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare Suffolk species recorded in Breckland.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying by day but will come to light from July to September. The larvae feed in spun flowers of Crataegus and Prunus during spring of the year following oviposition. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The dark moth has a light brown face and palps and a clear white triangular dorsal mark. The wings are marked with irregular plumbeous fasciae. The black streaked ocellus is also plumbeous edged. Costal strigulae are indistinct.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2013.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2013+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-12mm.
Flight: Aug - Sept.
Foodplant:   blackthorn, hawthorn (flowers)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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