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Pammene giganteana
Early Oak Piercer (Peyerimhoff, 1863)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1227 / 49.362
Photo © Brian Jones,  01/04/2011 Belton Fen Suffolk

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Black-bordered Piercer
Pammene argyrana
Wingspan: 14-16mm.
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   oak-apple galls
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Diagnostic horseshoe-shaped whitish blotch on the dorsum, and a fairly distinctive white hindwing with a dark border.

First Norfolk record since 1899 to MV light at Snettisham in 2011 (R. Evison, 01/04/11)
Recorded at Crostwight Heath VC27 in 2014 (M. A'Court, 17/03/14, gen. det. male. J. Wheeler)

Attracted to To SKI pheromone lure.

Old records from 1874 to 1899, noted as scarce. (C.G. Barrett)

Also recorded at Belton Fen, East Suffolk VC25 (Jones, 01/04/11)

Recorded in 20 (29%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/04/2021627TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
01/04/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/03/2021328TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
31/03/2021627TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
31/03/2021327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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