Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Pammene fasciana
Acorn Piercer

(Linnaeus, 1761)49.367/1236
Norfolk status
Partially diurnal, this species is found throughout much of England and Wales, especially in the south, occurring in woodland, scrub, parkland, heathland, fens and gardens.
Records mainly from east Norfolk, although found throughout the county in suitable habitat.
The larvae feed internally in acorns and the nuts of sweet chestnut and Oak, forming a spongy gall.

See notes on next species. - 1236a Pammene herrichiana

Recorded in 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2018.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
16/07/2018128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
14/07/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
09/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 13-17mm
Season: June - August
Foodplant:   Oak, Sweet Chestnut
Nat Status: Common
Nat Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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