Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Mick ACourt,  Crostwight Heath, March 2014 (First modern-day VC27)

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Pammene argyrana
Black-bordered Piercer
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (14-16mm.)
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Pammene giganteana
Early Oak Piercer

(Peyerimhoff, 1863)1227 / 49.362
Norfolk status
Scarce but widespread.
Diagnostic horseshoe-shaped whitish blotch on the dorsum, and a fairly distinctive white hindwing with a dark border.

First Norfolk record since 1899 to MV light at Snettisham in 2011 (R. Evison, 01/04/11)
Recorded at Crostwight Heath VC27 in 2014 (M. A'Court, 17/03/14, gen. det. male. J. Wheeler)

Several recent records. Attracted to To SKI, FUN and MOL pheromone lures, intended for other species.

Old records from 1874 to 1899, noted as scarce. (C.G. Barrett)

Also recorded at Belton Fen, East Suffolk VC25 (Jones, 01/04/11)

Recorded in 25 (34%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Pammene giganteana - showing distinctive white hindwing with a dark border (Crostwight Heath, March 2014)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/05/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
02/05/2021327TG13 - Baconsthorpe
23/04/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
22/04/2021128TM09 - Attleborough
22/04/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Wingspan: 14-16mm.
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   oak-apple galls
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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