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Pammene herrichiana
Beech-mast Piercer (Heinemann, 1854)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1236a / 49.368

Similar Norfolk Species
Acorn Piercer
Pammene fasciana
Wingspan: 16-22mm
Flight: May to June
Foodplant:   In beech mast (Fagus)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
See previous species.

Recently split from Pammene fasciana and confusion has arisen since.

P. herrichiana appears greyer in the forewing but variation can occur, no constant differences in genitalia, only certain way of determination is from breeding ex-larvae from beech mast. We would welcome any further comments on these two species.
Jon Clifton

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1994.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/1994+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
29/07/1993127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
July 1992127TG20 - Norwich
July 1992127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
10/08/1991128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
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