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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

Common resident.

Heracleum spondylium with larvae feeding from July to October, in single/spun seeds. Overwinters fully-fed in a cocoon in the soil.

Attracted to the pheromone lure for Summer Fruit Tortrix, Adoxophyes orana and the FUN pheromone.

Recorded in 70 (50%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 9-13 mm.
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Hogweed
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO39
11/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92
05/07/20202VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
04/07/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
02/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
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