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

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Pammene argyrana
Oak Gall Moth
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (14-16mm.)
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Pammene giganteana
Early Oak Gall Moth

(Peyerimhoff, 1863)1227 / 49.362
=Early Oak Piercer

Norfolk status
Formerly considered scarce, but widespread records with the use of lures in recent years.

Characteristic 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 the 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 36 (49%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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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#VC10kGeneral Area
20/05/2024127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
02/05/2024128TF83North Creake
13/04/2024228TF83North Creake
11/04/2024227TG10Cringleford / Intwood
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Wingspan: 14-16mm.
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Oak-apple (in galls made by Hymenoptera)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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