Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1272 (ABH49.379) Pammene aurana, (Fabricius, 1775)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

This species is very distinctive, with yellow markings on a chocolate-brown forewing.


Moths can be found in the afternoons on the flowers of Hogweed.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 9-13 mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Common


Waysides, gardens, open woodland and hillsides.

Regional Information

Recorded in 22 (8.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 12 August

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