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Dichrorampha plumbagana
Silver-lined Drill (Treitschke, 1830)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1276 / 49.322
Photo © Clive Sheppard,  Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen - 10/06/2012 (gen. det. J. Clifton)

Similar Norfolk Species
Sharp-winged Drill
Dichrorampha acuminatana
Round-winged Drill
Dichrorampha simpliciana
Wingspan: 10-15mm
Flight: June.
Foodplant:   Yarrow
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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)

Verification Grade Comment: Worn specimens Grade 4

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (23%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/05/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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