Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Brian Jones,  Herringfleet Hills (VC25) 22/05/15 (Gen. Det. J. Clifton)

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Pammene splendidulana
Shining Oak Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 7mm) Wingspan (12-14mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Pammene obscurana
Birch Catkin Tortrix

(Stephens, 1834)1225 / 49.366
=Obscure Birch Piercer

Norfolk status
Rare.

First modern-day Norfolk records from Dersingham of a female on 20th April 2011 (det. R. Jones) and a male on 23rd April 2011 (R. Jones, gen.det. J. Clifton)

Recorded at Herringfleet Hills (VC25, Suffolk) in 2015 (B. Jones, 22/05/15)

Old Victorian records from King's Lynn area.
Listed as Ephippiphora ravulana on birch trees near Lynn. (E. A. Atmore, C. Barrett)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Pammene obscurana, Norfolk, Slide 1279 J. Clifton
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
09/05/2024128TF62Sandringham
09/05/2024128TL78Weeting (Emily's Wood)
17/05/2021127TG04Salthouse
17/05/2021127TG04Salthouse
16/05/2014128TF63Dersingham
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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: May to June
Foodplant:   Birch (catkins)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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