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Pammene obscurana
Obscure Birch Piercer (Stephens, 1834)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1225 / 49.366
Photo © Brian Jones,  Herringfleet Hills (VC25) 22/05/15 (Gen. Det. J. Clifton)

Similar Norfolk Species
Drab Oak Piercer
Pammene splendidulana
Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May to June
Foodplant:   Birch (catkins)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Rare.

First modern-day 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 at Herringfleet Hills (VC25, Suffolk) in 2015 (B. Jones, 22/05/15)

Old Victorian records from King's Lynn area.
Listed as Ephippiphora ravulana on birch trees near Lynn. (E. A. Atmore, C. Barrett)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

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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