The Moths of Suffolk
1274 Dichrorampha alpinana, (Treitschke, 1830)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland, uncultivated ground and other rough areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : In the roots of Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) and cultivated varieties

Records : Long Melford (D Underwood, 2001)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Locally in profusion on millefoil. Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Southwold, Kessingland, Lowestoft; Brandon.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDichrorampha petiverella
Dichrorampha flavidorsana
Dichrorampha vancouverana

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(Female) Gen. det. Jon Clifton - Eye, Suffolk (18.vii.2010) © 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 on Oxeye daisy flower by day - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.vi.2008) © Neil Sherman
Daytime find on Oxeye Daisy - Ipswich, Suffolk (22.v.2017) © Paul Kitchener