The Moths of Suffolk
1273 Dichrorampha petiverella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Grassland, hedgerows and other rough areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : In the roots of yarrows (Achillea) or Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Records : Thorpeness (G C Pelham-Clinton & R M Mere, vii.1965), Stoke-by-Nayland (A Watchman, 6.viii.1987), Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, 25.vii.1993), Mildenhall (G Boyd, 19.vii.1997), Martlesham Heath (G Boyd, 17.vii.1999), Ipswich (J Higgott, 2001) Thurston ( P Bryant, 26.vi.2002), Ixworth (P Bryant, 12.vi.2003), Barton Mills (L Gregory, 27.vi.2005), Woolpit (P Bryant, 1.viii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ubiquitous in July. Bentley Woods, all round Ipswich, Wickham Market, Leiston, Southwold, Lowestoft; Brandon.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-13mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDichrorampha alpinana
Dichrorampha flavidorsana
Dichrorampha vancouverana

Compare confusion species
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Male (gen.det.) - Eye, Suffolk (12.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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(Male) Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (2.vii.2010) © Paul Kitchener
Found by day trapped in greenhouse - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.vi.2014) © Neil Sherman