Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Rog Rose Evison,  Snettisham 01/04/11 - det. Jon Clifton

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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

Peyer.1227 / 49.362
Norfolk status
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)

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 16 (23%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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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
17/04/2020128TF80 - Swaffham
16/04/2020127TG20 - Norwich
11/04/2020127TG20 - Norwich
11/04/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
10/04/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2020

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-16mm.
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   oak-apple galls
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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