Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 5 June 2019

Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (13-16 mm.)
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Pammene regiana
Regal Piercer

(Zeller, 1849)1234 / 49.375

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Locally common, feeding under sycamore bark. Bergholt East (Harwood); Ipswich (Ml) in early June 1901 (Platten); abundant at Felixstow in 1903 (EMM. 1904, p. 80); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd); usually common annually on Gorleston palings in late May (D).

Recent Status: A common Suffolk species.

Life Style: A single brooded summer flying species that comes to light. The larvae feed in seeds of Acer species. They hibernate in a cocoon away from the larval habitation and pupate in spring.

Identification: A dark chocolate brown species, greyish basally and with a variable orange ochre shading towards the apex. There is a large clear yellow orange dorsal blotch with a distinctive outline. The similarly coloured prominent costal strigulae subtend plumbeous stria two of which border the black dashed ocellus.

Recorded in 21 (36%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
22/08/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
25/07/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
22/07/2019125TM28 - Mendham
21/07/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 13-16 mm.
Flight: May to July
Foodplant:   Sycamore.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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