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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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