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Dichrorampha alpinana
Broad-blotch Drill (Treitschke, 1830)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1274 / 49.320
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Upwell - Stonehouse Road 12/06/2021

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Drill
Dichrorampha petiverella
Narrow-blotch Drill
Dichrorampha flavidorsana
Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Oxeye Daisy
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rough hillsides, meadows and uncultivated ground and occasionally gardens.

Similar to the Tansy feeding D. flavidorsana, with a comparatively broad medio-dorsal blotch on the forewing.

The moth flies in sunshine during the day and also at dusk. In the late afternoon it may be found resting on the flowers of Oxeye Daisy. Separated by genitalia dissection if not on foodplant.

Verification Grade Comment: National Grade 4 - If recorded away from foodplant - Grade 4

Recorded in 39 (53%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/08/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
14/08/2021127TG20 - Norwich
25/07/2021227TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
20/07/2021128TF64 - Hunstanton
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