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49.309 ~ 1285 ~ Dichrorampha plumbana
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and generally common throughout the British Isles as far north as eastern Ross and Cromarty.

Montgomeryshire Status

Infrequently recorded from the north east of Montgomeryshire.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-14mm.

Confusion species

D. sedatana and D. aeratana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Rough meadows.


Ox-eye daisy and yarrow.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds in roots and rootstock, when nearly full grown it forms a web around the root and feeds within on the root surface. Pupates in a silken cocoon in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 10th June 2012, Middletown
Confirmed by gen det (ANG)