Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Grey Gorse Piercer
Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (13-17mm)
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Pammene fasciana
Acorn Piercer

(Linnaeus, 1761)1236 / 49.367
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 46 (62%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
25/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/08/2021227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 13-17mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Oak, Sweet Chestnut
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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