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1287 ~ Dichrorampha aeratana
UK Status

Resident. A local species with a patchy distribution throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the east of the county. This was only the sixth record for north Wales. This species has since been found to be locally common from the above site.

Wingspan :   M & F 12-16mm.

Confusion species

D. plumbana & D. sedatana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Grassland and rough ground.


Oxeye daisy.

Lifestage data

Root feeder. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds on the rootstock, first mining under the epidermis and later tunnelling into the rootstock. Pupates in a silken cocoon in the larval feeding place.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo DB, 25-06-12, Middletown, Gen Det ANG