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49.367 (BF1236)

Acorn Piercer   

Pammene fasciana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Females sometimes come to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-May in an acorn or chestnut.  Adults: June-September.

Larval foodplants

Oak species or Sweet Chestnut.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Clifton, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 9th July 2014.

11 record(s) from 6 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2021

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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