Main: (Tortricidae / Olethreutinae)
49.380 [B&F: 1271] Pammene gallicana (Guenée, 1845)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on dry pastures, downland and sand-dunes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire locally common in and around Portsmouth, elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight very uncommon and erratic in appearance. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Reminiscent of G. janthinana in general appearance but usually larger and recognised by the extensive and pronounced violet-plumbeous suffusion of the forewing which in G. janthinana is pinkish or purplish ochreous; the male of G. janthinana is distinguished by the presence of the blackish scales and hair-like cilia in the tornal area of the hindwing [Bradley]. Larva feeds on seeds of Wild Carrot, Wild Parsnip, Hogweed, Wild Angelica, Milk-parsley and similar, over-wintering in a cocoon.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1850-IWNHSAdult
Yarmouth (SZ38)1850-IWNHSAdult
Calbourne (SZ48)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Whitecliff Bay (SZ68)1970-Dickson, RichardAdult
Whitecliff Bay (SZ68)07-Aug-1976oneDickson, RichardAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)10-Aug-1974oneDickson, RichardAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)25-Jul-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
Balmer Lawn, NF (SU30)29-Jul-1977oneDickson, RichardAdult
Eastney (SZ69)04-Aug-1984twoLangmaid, John & Palmer, R M Adult
Teg Down, Winchester (SU42)01-Sep-1984-Sterling, DHLarval
Hayling Island (SZ79)29-Jul-1991oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Durnell, PR-
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)29-Jul-1991oneDickson, RichardAdult
Pennington (SZ39)08-Nov-1993-Langmaid, JR; Goater, BLarval
Hilsea, Portsmouth (SU60)11-Apr-1994-Langmaid, JR; O'Keeffe, DLarval
Portsmouth (SU60)08-Jul-1994oneLangmaid, JR; Durnell, PR; Roberts, MAdult
Portsdown (SU60)23-Jul-1995oneAppleton, DAdult
Portsdown (SU60)30-Jul-1995fourAppleton, DAdult
Portsdown (SU60)06-Aug-1995oneAppleton, DAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)23-Jul-1997oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)31-Jul-1999oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Milton Common (SU60)09-Aug-1999oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsdown (SU60)11-Oct-1999-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval
Portsmouth (SU60)19-Jul-2000oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)14-Aug-2004oneElliott, BAdult
Milton Common (SU60)27-Sep-2005-Langmaid, John, I.R. Thirlwell & B. ElliottLarval
Lee-on-Solent (SZ59)09-Oct-2005oneLangmaid, JR; Elliott, B; Norriss, TJ et alLarval
Eastney (SZ69)25-Jul-2011twoDickson, RichardAdult
Northney, Hayling (SZ79)29-Aug-201810Clarke, JulianLarval
VC12 North Hampshire
Old Alresford (SU63)1975oneFfennell, DWHAdult
Old Basing (SU65)11-Jul-2004threeAndrews, JAdult
Old Basing (SU65)14-Jul-2005oneAndrews, JAdult

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