Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (10-14 mm.)
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Pammene germmana
Black Piercer

(Hübner, 1799)1237 / 49.377

Morley’s Final Catalogue: First found in Suffolk about Dodnash Wood in Bentley on 7 June 1936 by Mr. Jack Goddard: only some five miles north from Essex.

Recent Status: A rare woodland species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth has been found during May, June and July. It is believed to be single brooded and day flying but does come to light. The larval feeding is not known but presumed related to deciduous trees.

Identification: The moth is dark brown. The face and palps are pale ochre and the vertex dark. The forewings have prominent short cream costal strigulae which subtend plumbeous striae, two of which form fasciae across the wing and edge the ocellar area. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
04/06/2018125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/05/2017+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
31/05/2014+26TM04 - Hadleigh
1995+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 10-14 mm.
Flight: May and June
Foodplant:   Plum.
Nat Status: Local
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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