Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1275 (ABH49.319) Dichrorampha flavidorsana, Knaggs, 1867



General Information

This species is very similar to D. alpinana and can only reliably be identified by genital dissection.


Both this species and D. alpinana are attracted to wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and can often be seen flying around this plant.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: c. 14 mm.
Foodplant(s): Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Flying: One generation, June-August
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Waysides, gardens and wasteground

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 June to 31 July

Similar Species
 Photo © David Griffiths

Nationally Scarce B