The Moths of Suffolk
1279 Dichrorampha acuminatana, (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Rare migrant (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Grassland, especially on base soils

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to June and August to September

Larval foodplants : In the roots of Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) or Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Records : Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, 28.viii.1986), Landguard Common (N Odin & M Marsh, 2000 & 2002). Elveden (H Beaumont, 13.viii.2002; P Sterling, 15.vii.2004), Redlingfield Wood (N Whinney gen. det. J Clifton, 11.x.2002), Rushmere (J Higgott, 20.v.2004), Great Cornard (S Read, 22.viii.2004), Westleton (R Harvey, 21.vii.2005), Aldeburgh (M Swindells , 9.viii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as occurring in Suffolk by Morley

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDichrorampha plumbagana
Dichrorampha senectana
Dichrorampha consortana
Dichrorampha simpliciana
Dichrorampha plumbana

Compare confusion species
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Great Livermere, Suffolk (27.viii.2006) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (29.viii.2005) © Stuart Read
Eye, Suffolk (26.viii.2007) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.v.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener