Tortricidae : Olethreutinae

Similar Norfolk Species
Pammene splendidulana
Drab Oak Piercer
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
Pammene obscurana
Obscure Birch Piercer

(Stephens, 1834)49.366/1225
Norfolk status
Old Victorian records from King's Lynn.
Recorded as Ephippiphora ravulana on birch trees near Lynn. (E. A. Atmore, C. Barrett)

Two Norfolk records from Dersingham of a female on 20th April 2011 (det. R. Jones) and a male on 23rd April 2011 (R. Jones, gen.det. J. Clifton)

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Pammene obscurana, Norfolk, Slide 1279 J. Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2014128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/04/2011128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
20/04/2011128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
1914+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
1899+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Season: May to June.
Foodplant:   catkins of birches
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
 Immature Adult
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