Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Monkwood VC37. 30/03/2009

Similar West Midlands Species
Pammene argyrana
Black-bordered Piercer
Epinotia immundana
Common Birch Bell
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (14-16mm.)
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Pammene giganteana
Early Oak Piercer

(Peyerimhoff, 1863)1227 / 49.362

Rare resident, although the arrival of the MOL (and FUN to a lesser extent) pheromone lure is producing spectacular results in many areas, so its status is likely to change for the better.

With larva feeding in a young oak-apple or spongy gall from June to August, then pupating in a gall or dead twigs.

Recorded in 24 (17%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-16mm.
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   oak-apple galls
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/05/20182VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
30/04/2017+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
30/03/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
10/04/2015+VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
07/05/20141VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
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