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Kent Moth Group


Pammene suspectana

Ash-bark Piercer

Family: Tortricidae

RES: 49.364 B&F: 1230

Verification Grade (Adult):

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 

Verification Comment: Specimen must be retained for examination.

Foodplant: Ash

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Pammene suspectana (Ash-bark Piercer) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Pammene suspectana (Ash-bark Piercer) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

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Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Pammene suspectana (Ash-bark Piercer) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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