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49.362 ~ 1227 ~ Pammene giganteana
UK Status

Resident. A local species found in Britain as far north as central Scotland. Scarce in Wales and Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2014 at Middletown in the east of the county. This is only the 4th record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 14-16mm.

Confusion species

Pammene argyrana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, parkland and heathland.



Lifestage data

Gall feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds within mine alongside the Hymenoptera larva. Pupates in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 16th March 2014, Middletown