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Dichrorampha plumbagana
Silver-lined Drill (Treitschke, 1830)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1276 / 49.322
Photo © Karen Hand Sarah Hand,  29/05/2019 - Narborough Railway Line

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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 many years, recorded at Caister in 2010 (K. Saul, D. Hipperson, 21/05/10) and 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.

Good side photo (males only) otherwise dissection required for identification.

Verification Grade Comment: National Grade 4 - Worn specimens / females will need dissection.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
13/06/2021128TM09 - Attleborough
08/06/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
02/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
19/05/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
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