Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Dichrorampha alpinana
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Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (10-13 mm.)
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Dichrorampha petiverella
Common Drill

Linnaeus, 17581273 / 49.321

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Ubiquitous in July. Bentley Woods, all round Ipswich, Wickham Market, Leiston, Southwold, Lowestoft; Brandon.

Recent Status: Recorded across Suffolk but not common.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May till August and coming to light. The larvae feed on the roots of Achillea and Tanecetum. They hibernate and pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation.

Identification: This is a small Dichrorampha species with a sharply edged elongate dorsal blotch of white to deep yellow. It usually appears slightly curved towards the termen. The forewing is otherwise deep fuscous with ochreous shading around the plumbeous striae, prominent black spots on the termen and generally within the apical half. The cilia are silver and grey. The male has a costal fold to one third.

Recorded in 22 (38%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
10/08/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/08/2020125TM59 - Lowestoft
07/08/2020126TL77 - Mildenhall
05/08/2020125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
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Wingspan: 10-13 mm.
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Yarrow and Tansy
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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