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Pammene spiniana
Triangle-marked Piercer (Duponchel, 1843)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1231 / 49.373
Photo © Neil Sherman,  30 August 2013 Maidscross Hill. Lakenheath

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Wingspan: 10-12mm.
Flight: Aug - Sept.
Foodplant:   blackthorn, hawthorn (flowers)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare Suffolk species recorded in Breckland.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying by day but will come to light from July to September. The larvae feed in spun flowers of Crataegus and Prunus during spring of the year following oviposition. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The dark moth has a light brown face and palps and a clear white triangular dorsal mark. The wings are marked with irregular plumbeous fasciae. The black streaked ocellus is also plumbeous edged. Costal strigulae are indistinct.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2013.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2013+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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