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49.379 ~ 1272 ~ Pammene aurana ~ Orange-spot Piercer
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles as far north as Ross and Cromarty, not always a common species although the foodplant is plentiful.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from just two sites in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-13mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Gardens, open woodland and hillsides.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva spins two or more seeds together and feeds within. Pupates in silken cocoon in the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 25th June 2012, Middletown