Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Male, gen. det. Purdis Farm, Ipswich. June 2019

Similar Suffolk Species
Dichrorampha plumbana
Lead-coloured Drill
Dichrorampha aeratana
Obscure Drill
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm)
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Dichrorampha sedatana
Dingy Drill

Busck, 19061286 / 49.310

Morley’s Final Catalogue: E Bergholt, Hemley and Ipswich in 1931-4 (Whit), at Ipswich in 1900 (Pyett); Southwold before and after 1890, and a pale form at Aldeburgh in 1892 (Ctw): local among tansy.

Recent Status: A rare species with one recent records.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light flying from May to July. The larvae feed on the rootstock of Tanecetum vulgare. They hibernate and pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The male of this species has no costal fold. The moth is similar to D. plumbana but has the ochre tipped scales extending to the base of the wing. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/05/2004326TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
01/01/1931 to 31/12/1934+25TM03 - East Bergholt
01/01/1931 to 31/12/1934+25TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/01/1931 to 31/12/1934+25TM14 - Ipswich
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Wingspan: 12-16mm
Flight: May - July.
Foodplant:   Tansy
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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