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49.321 ~ 1273 ~ Dichrorampha petiverella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout the British Isles as far north as Morayshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

A sighting from Llanymynech Hill in 1929 was not repeated until 2012 when a dead specimen was found at Commins Coch, and then a live moth was swept from vegetation at Llanfechain.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-13mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Hedgerows and grassland.


Yarrow and tansy.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in the roots and rootstock. Pupates in a cocoon attached to the roots constructed of root material and soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 21st July 2012, Llanfechain

Photo by PRW, 20th July 2013, Commins Coch