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Pammene albuginana
Blotched Piercer (Guenée, 1845)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1229 / 49.365
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Wyre Forest

Similar Norfolk Species
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Pammene suspectana
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Pammene obscurana
Wingspan: 9-13 mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Oak (galls)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Locally distributed in England, mainly in the south and east.

The larvae feed on Oak, inside galls formed by other, usually hymenopterous insects.

First Norfolk record of a male, attracted to pheromone lure at Cawston (VC27) (J. Clifton, 29/05/11). First VC28 record (det. J. Clifton) on NMS Field meeting at Emily's Wood, Weeting (J. Wheeler, 04/06/11)

Pheromone attractants: FUN and SKI
One of several additional species attracted to the FUN lure intended for Grapholita funebrana.
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Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2011.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
09/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
26/06/2021727TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
15/06/2021228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
15/06/2021427TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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