The Moths of Suffolk
1236 Pammene fasciana, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, parkland, heathland, fens and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : In an acorn (Quercus) or chestnut (Castanea)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A local kind among oak; said to feed on Spanish-chestnut fruit, but not in Bentley Woods, where that tree is only too numerous. Suffolk (Curtis, Brit. Ent.; Wrt); Ipswich, Foxhall, Bealings in 1934-5 (Whit.); several taken sitting on elm-trunks at Campsey-ash on 23 June 1896 (Pyett); Aldeburgh in July 1889 (W. G. Sheldon); Tuddenham in the Breck (Nurse, who records nimbana) from West Stow and Livermere singly in 1910 (Ent 1911, 221). In plenty in acorns, Hemley and Waldringfield in 1935 (Wlr).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-17mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Thetford, Norfolk (23.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
3rd Scottish Record - Ruttles Wood, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire (24.vi.2009) © Lee Gregory
Tattingstone, Suffolk (13.vii.2010) © Brian Jones
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (18.vii.2014) © Paul Kitchener