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Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (14-15 mm.)
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Pammene aurita
Sycamore Piercer

Razowski, 19911233 / 49.376

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. Not recorded in Britain during Morley’s time.

Recent Status: A fairly common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying in June, July and August and coming to light. The larvae feed in seeds of Acer pseudoplatanus. They leave the seed case to pupate.

Identification: A dark winged species with prominent pale short costal strigulae and a large oblique dorsal blotch of yellow orange. The wing is variably shaded orange. This may be limited to around the costal strigulae or be dominant over the entire wing.

Recorded in 20 (34%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1951.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
30/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
24/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
22/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
20/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-15 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Sycamoor.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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