Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Dichrorampha acuminatana
Sharp-winged Drill
Dichrorampha plumbana
Lead-coloured Drill
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16 mm.)
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Dichrorampha simpliciana
Round-winged Drill

(Haworth, 1811)1281 / 49.315

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Quite a common kind excepting on the heavy boulder-clay. Only once at Monks Soham light, on 20 August 1929 (Mly); Ipswich, Hemley, Butley (Whit), frequent at Orford (Gbs), Aldeburgh (Ctw), Leiston (Grey); Southwold, Blythburgh heronry, Lowestoft; and in August at Gorleston, both on palings and among its mugwort food-plant

Recent Status: One of Suffolk’s commoner Dichrorampha species.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from July till September. The larvae feed on the root and stem of Artemisia vulgaris. They hibernate and pupate during summer in the ground.

Identification: This is the largest Dichrorampha with broader wings than other species. Marking are quite obscure but the wing is shaded slightly darker prior to the paler dorsal blotch. The male has a costal fold to one half. More Info

Recorded in 24 (41%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/08/2019125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
29/08/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
27/08/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
27/08/2019225TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Flight: July to September
Foodplant:   Mugwort.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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