The Moths of Suffolk
1276 Dichrorampha plumbagana, (Treitschke, 1830)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Grassland, quarries, sandhills and other rough areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : In the lower stem and roots of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Everywhere among millefoil. Ipswich electric lights (Pyett), Foxhall, in Monks Soham fly-trap in 1915, Southwold, Somerleyton brick-field. Mildenhall (Mly), Brandon, Tuddenham and common in August 1934.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-15mm


Confusion species
    AdultDichrorampha senectana
Dichrorampha acuminatana
Dichrorampha simpliciana
Dichrorampha plumbana

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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Netted by day - Wordwell, King's Forest, Suffolk (30.v.2015) © Neil Sherman