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49.32 ~ 1274 ~ Dichrorampha alpinana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout much of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-15mm.

Confusion species

D. flavidorsana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Hillsides, meadows and gardens.


Oxeye daisy.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by DB, 17th June 2012, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen. Det. (ANG)