Dichrorampha acuminatana
Dichrorampha acuminatana
Adult • Nantyffyllon, Maesteg, Glamorgan • © Paul Parsons

49.313 BF1279

Dichrorampha acuminatana

(Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

Wingspan 10-15 mm.

This species at first glance appears rather nondescript but when viewed closely, has a subtle mix of submetallic and chestnut markings.

It occurs fairly commonly throughout most of the British Isles, and occurs on the wing in two generations; firstly in April and May, and then again in August or September.

The larval foodplants are ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and tansy (Tanacetum vulgare). Like other Dichrorampha species, the larvae burrow into the rootstock and feed within.
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