Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (9-13 mm.)
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Pammene aurana
Orange-spot Piercer

(Fabricius, 1775)1272 / 49.379
=Cydia aurana

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Observed commonly sitting by day on Heracleum flowers in June, July and September. Quite frequent about Ipswich at Kersey, Bentley Woods, Wherstead, Bramford where it once occurred in profusion on Conium maculatum, and Foxhall (Mly); Hemley (EMM. 1904, 80); Kenton and Monks Soham paddock on umbel-flowers, Wetheringset, Dennington; Blaxhall (Hkr); Walberswick and Southwold (Ctw). Unnoted in north or west.

Recent Status: Not so common as in Morley’s time.

Life Style: A single brooded day flying species that can be found on and around the foodplant from May to August. The larvae feed on the seeds of Heracleum, spinning seeds together. They hibernate in a cocoon on the ground where they pupate.

Identification: An unmistakeable species of a dark fuscous wing with large yellow orange blotches. One on the dorsum and one centrally in the wing, thus showing three large blotches on the moth when it is seen from above. More Info

Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2020125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
02/07/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
25/06/2015125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
25/06/2015125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
05/07/2014326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Wingspan: 9-13 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Hogweed.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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