Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (14-15 mm.)
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Pammene aurita
Sycamore Piercer

Razowski, 19911233 / 49.376

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed. Not recorded in Britain during Morley’s time.

Recent Status: A fairly common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying in June, July and August and coming to light. The larvae feed in seeds of Acer pseudoplatanus. They leave the seed case to pupate.

Identification: A dark winged species with prominent pale short costal strigulae and a large oblique dorsal blotch of yellow orange. The wing is variably shaded orange. This may be limited to around the costal strigulae or be dominant over the entire wing.

Recorded in 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1951.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
08/08/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
28/07/2019+25TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
22/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
22/07/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 14-15 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Sycamoor.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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