Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Pammene rhediella
Fruitlet-mining Tortrix

(Clerck, 1759)1239 / 49.371

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not noted here till taken near Ipswich in 1894 (Mly), but quite a frequent and gregarious species, Aying in sun above whitethorn hedges at Waldringfield (Wir) & Higham (Whit), on may blossom in Bentley Woods, at Shottisham in May 1934, Southwold in 1926 ; Flixton by Crutwell. Icklingham and Brandon.

Recent Status: A scarce species across Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day. It can be found from April to June. The larvae feed on spun together flowers or on the surface of young fruit of Crataegus and also Cornus sanguinea, Malus, Pyrus and Prunus. They aestivate from July and hibernate in a cocoon pupating at the end of winter.

Identification: An easily recognised moth with the wings purplish grey at the base giving way to ferruginous orange at the termen. There are a number of silver striae of which at least one becomes a fascia reaching the tornus. More Info

Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/2020126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
24/05/2017125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/06/2009125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
14/06/2003226TL88 - Thetford
06/05/2002+25TM14 - Ipswich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 9-12mm.
Flight: May - June.
Foodplant:   hawthorn, apple, pear (flowers or fruit)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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