Pammene suspectana

Ash Bark Tortrix


Species Codes

B&F 1230 RES 49.364

Other Names

Ash-bark Piercer

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Species Account

Scarce. Formerly known only from East Anglia.  This species was added to the Kent moth list in April 2022. A specimen was attracted to a synthetic pheromone lure (MOL) and confirmed by dissection. The increase in use of this technique is likely to yield more specimens. ""Similar to other Pammene species including poorly marked individuals of Pammene albuginana, so care is needed in identification and specimens should be retained.""The larvae feed under the bark of Ash. """"Pheromone attractants: FUN, MOL 



Record Verification

Grade 3 adults are hard to separate from other species, so photos showing all critical ID features will be required, or in some cases a voucher specimen (seek advice before releasing the moth).

Distribution Map

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Reporting Rate

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Photo Gallery

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