Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1274 (ABH49.320) Dichrorampha alpinana, (Treitschke, 1830)

KR05248

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species has a comparatively broad medio-dorsal blotch of the forewing, but genital dissection is necessary to acheive a positive identification. It flies in sunshine during the day and at dusk and it can be found resting on the flowers of the foodplants in the late afternoon.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: c. 14mm.
Foodplant(s): Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Local

Habitat

Rough hillsides, meadows, uncultivated ground and occasionally gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 May to 11 August

Similar Species

Local