The Moths of Suffolk
1239 Pammene rhediella, Fruitlet Mining Tortrix, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Hedgerows, scrub, orchards and woodland margins

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

Larval foodplants : On the flowers or fruit surface of hawthorns (Crataegus) and less often Dogwood (Swida), apples (Malus), pears (Pyrus), Wild Plum (Prunus domestica) or Dwarf-cherry (Prunus cerasus)

Records : Swilland (A Watchman, 30.v.1984), Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, 1.vi.1984), Leiston (A Watchman, 7.vi.1996), Burgh (N Sherman, 13.v.1998), Wherstead (A Prichard, 6.v.2002), Thetford Heath (A Dobson, 14.vi.2003)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not noted here till taken near Ipswich in 1894 (Mly), but quite a frequent and gregarious species, flying in sun above whitethom hedges at Waldringfield (Wlr) & Higham (Whit), on may blossom in Bentley Woods, at Shottisham in May 1934, Southwold in 1926; Flixton by Crutwell. Icklingham and Brandon.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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