Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Andrew Wallis,  29/05/2021 - Hempstead-by-Holt

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Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (11-13mm)
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Pammene suspectana
Ash-bark Piercer

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)1230 / 49.364
Norfolk status

Very few records in the UK.
Formerly known only from East Anglia, with records from Cambridgeshire in June 1975 and 1976.

New for Norfolk in May 2017 when a male was trapped at Crostwight Common (Mick A'Court, 15/05/17, Gen. Det.)

The larvae feed under the bark of Ash.

Very similar to several other of the Pammene genus, specimens must be retained for confirmation.

Pheromone attractants: FUN
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 4 (5%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/06/20211327TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
05/06/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
04/06/2021627TG13 - Baconsthorpe
29/05/2021327TG14 - Sheringham
29/05/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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Wingspan: 11-13mm
Flight: May and June
Foodplant:   Ash
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  (3)
 Immature Adult

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