Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
Photo © Dave Appleton,  28/05/2016 - Queen's Hill - male (gen det)

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Dichrorampha acuminatana
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Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (10-15mm)
Dichrorampha plumbagana
Silver-lined Drill

(Treitschke, 1830)49.322/1276
Norfolk status
Relatively plain brownish in appearance with silvery-grey striations toward the rear.
The moth flies in the afternoon sunshine, found in rough meadows and quarries, chalk downs, sandhills, embankments and waysides.

Recorded as "Local but common" at Breckland sites in 1884. (C. Barrett)

After a gap of 26 years(!), recorded at multiple sites in 2012 including Narborough (J.Wheeler, 25/05/12) and Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen (C.Sheppard, 10/06/12), annual since but in low numbers.

First confirmed VC27 record at Banham Hall in 2015 (K. Saul et. al., 30/05/15)

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Dichrorampha plumbagana (M), Norfolk 10-6-2012, Slide 1462 J. Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/05/2016228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/05/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/05/2015127TM08 - Banham/Lopham
16/06/2013128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 10-15mm
Season: June.
Foodplant:   Yarrow
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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