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49.376 ~ 1233 ~ Pammene aurita
UK Status

Resident. First recorded in Dover in 1943, since then it has become established throughout most of England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-15mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, parks and gardens.



Lifestage data

Seed feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives in the seeds and feeds within. Pupates in a cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 15th July 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 25th July 2011, Morben ISAF