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49.313 ~ 1279 ~ Dichrorampha acuminatana ~ Sharp-winged Drill
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county at Commins Coch.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-15mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Dry grassy places.


Oxeye daisy 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 PRW, 19th June 2007, Commins Coch