The Moths of Suffolk
1232 Pammene populana, (Fabricius, 1787)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland, fens, marshes, lakesides and sandhills

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : In the shoots of willows (Salix), particularly Sallow (Salix caprea), Creeping Willow (Salix repens) and Osier (Salix viminalis)

Records : Thornham (P Kitchener, 4.viii.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Beaten from sallow at Fritton on 13 August 1936 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm


Confusion species
    AdultPammene spiniana

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Further Photographs

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Trapped by Bill Last - Harlow, Essex (viii.2015) © Neil Sherman