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Pammene spiniana
Triangle-marked Piercer
Approx Length (c. 6mm) Wingspan (10-12mm)
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Pammene populana
Pigmy Y Piercer

Fabricius, 17871232 / 49.372

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Beaten from sallow at Fritton on 13 August 1936 (Morley).

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying during July and August. The larvae feed in spun shoots on a variety of Salix species. They pupate in a cocoon away from the larval habitation.

Identification: The moth is fuscous, greyer towards the base and darker, becoming black terminally. There is variable orange ochre shading towards the termen. An irregular white dorsal blotch is dark marked. The short pale costal strigulae subtend plumbeous fasciae that also edge the ocellus which is marked with black dashes. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2016.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2016+25TM59 - Lowestoft
04/08/2003125TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
13/08/1936+25TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Willow, Sallow, Creeping Willow, Osier
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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