The Moths of Suffolk
1278 Dichrorampha sequana, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Grassland, uncultivated ground and other rough areas

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

Larval foodplants : In the roots of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Records : Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, &, Creeting St Mary (J Higgott, v.2003), Sudbury (S Read, 23.v.2004), Erwarton (A Prichard, 29.v.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bred at E. Bergholt from tansy in 1931-4 (Whit) and Waldringfield in 1933 (Trans. ii, 185); Copdock (Hkg); common among coltsfoot in Somerleyton brickfields (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm


Confusion species : None

Flight chart
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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