The Moths of Suffolk
1284 Dichrorampha vancouverana, McDunnough, 1935

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Grassland, quarries, gardens and other rough areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August

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

Records : Thorpeness (G C Pelham-Clinton & R M Mere, vii.1965), Thorpe Morieux (A Watchman, 2.viii.1988), Martlesham Heath (G Boyd, 17.vii.1999), Brandon (P Bryant, 4.vi.2002), Red Lodge (J Landmaid & D Agassiz, 6.vii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at East Bergholt (Whit, Trans. i, 34) ; Blythburgh in 1931 (Mly); Covehithe among tansy (Wlr). Morley's reference to H. politana would also appear to refer to this species - Euston in 1933 and bred from yarrow at both Boyton and Snape in 1931-2 (Whittingham).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-15mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultDichrorampha petiverella
Dichrorampha alpinana
Dichrorampha flavidorsana

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Eye, Suffolk (5.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (10.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Eye, Suffolk (25.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Confirmed by dissection. - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2008) © Neil Sherman
 
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Found in greenhouse - Ipswich, Suffolk (17.vi.2011) © Neil Sherman
Swept from Yarrow - Levington, Suffolk (26.vii.2012) © A Prichard