Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
Photo © Clive Sheppard,  Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen - 10/06/2012

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Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (10-15mm)
Dichrorampha plumbagana
1276 Silver-lined Drill
(Treitschke, 1830)49.322
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)

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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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
02/06/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/06/2013128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/06/2012528TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
09/06/2012328TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
25/05/2012128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
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Wingspan: 10-15mm
Season: June.
Foodplant:   Yarrow
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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