Dichrorampha alpinana: Distribution map

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49.320 BF1274
Dichrorampha alpinana

(Treitschke, 1830)


Wingspan c. 14mm.

Dichrorampha alpinana is externally very similar to D. flavidorsana and the two species are best separated by genitalia dissection.

It is fairly common over much of the British Isles, and occurs in grassy meadows and rough pasture.

The larvae feed on oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) among the roots.

The moths fly, often during the daytime, between June and August, when they can be found resting on flowers of the foodplant.
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