Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pammene aurana

Pammene aurana (Fabricius, 1775)

orange-spot piercer

on Heracleum

Pammene aurana on Heracleum sphondylium

Heracleum sphondylium, UK, Norfolk, Downham Market, 23.vii.2022 © Rob Edmunds: larva in a fruit split open.

Pammene aurana on Heracleum sphondylium

2.viii.2022: vacated fruit

Pammene aurana on Heracleum sphondylium

opened, vacated fruit with frass remains


The larva bores in the fruits, that are bound together with spinning.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Heracleum sphondylium.


Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.


Cydia, Grapholitha, Laspeyresia, aurana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Lepiforum (2019), Schütze (1931a), Shepard (0000a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 7.viii.2022