The Moths of Suffolk
1234 Pammene regiana, (Zeller, 1849)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows, parkland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to mid-August

Larval foodplants : In the seeds of Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) and possibly Field Maple (Acer campestre)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Locally common, feeding under sycamore bark. Bergholt .East (Harwood); Ipswich (Ml) in early June 1901 (Platten) abundant at Felixstow in 1903 (EMM 1904, p.80); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd); usualiy common annually on Gorleston palings in late May (D);

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPammene trauniana

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larval cocoons found under loose bark on Sycamore trunk - Coddenham, Suffolk (17.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Larval cocoons under loose bark on Sycamore trunk - Thetford, Suffolk (26.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Eye, Suffolk (13.v.2007) © Paul Kitchener