The Moths of Suffolk
1285 Dichrorampha plumbana, (Scopoli, 1763)

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; May to June

Larval foodplants : In the roots of Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) and Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Records : Beccles (C W Plant,, Layham (A Watchman,, Eriswell (L Gregory, 18.v.2005), Brandon (L Gregory, 19.v.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : One of our commonest Tortricina. Mildenhall, Brarnford and Blaxhall in May: sitting on Heracleum flower on 24 July 1908, and very frequent in fly-trap at Monks Soham. Attacks yarrow and oxeye-daisy.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-14mm


Confusion species
    AdultDichrorampha plumbagana
Dichrorampha senectana
Dichrorampha acuminatana
Dichrorampha simpliciana

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Eriswell, Suffolk (18.v.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ramparts Field, Suffolk (16.v.2006) © Stuart Read
Confirmed by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman