Dichrorampha petiverella
Dichrorampha petiverella
Adult • South Uist, Outer Hebrides • © Chris Johnson

49.321 BF1273

Dichrorampha petiverella

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 10-13 mm.

Fairly common over most of the British Isles, this colourful species inhabits meadows, rough pastures and hedgerows.

The adults fly from June to August, and like most other members of the genus, is on the wing in the late afternoon and early evening.

The larvae feed on the roots of yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and tansy (Tanacetum vulgare).
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