Dichrorampha plumbana
Dichrorampha plumbana
Adult • Wyre Forest, Worcestershire • © Patrick Clement

49.309 BF1285

Dichrorampha plumbana

(Scopoli, 1763)

Wingspan c. 13 mm.

On first appearance, this rather small species appears dull and uninspiring, but on closer inspection, it can be seen to have an attractive pattern of chestnut, metallic grey and black.

It is fairly well distributed and reasonably common throughout much of the British Isles, and flies during the daytime as well as evening, in May and June.

The larvae feed in the rootstock of ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium) from August through to the following spring.
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