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49.318 ~ 1284 ~ Dichrorampha vancouverana
UK Status

Resident. Locally common throughout England becoming more scarce in Wales and Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

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

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-15mm.

Confusion species

D. alpinana and D. flavidorsana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Dry grassy places.


Yarrow and tansy.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds, sometimes gregariously, in the roots and rootstock. Pupates in a silken cocoon in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos