Wingspan 10-15 mm. This species at first glance appears rather nondescript but, when viewed closely, has a subtle mix of sub metallic and chestnut markings.
Grassland containing the larval foodplants Oxeye Daisy and Tansy.
Occurs on the wing in two generations; firstly in April and May and then again in August or September.
The larval foodplants are Oxeye Daisy and Tansy. Like other Dichrorampha species, the larvae burrow into the rootstock and feed within.
It occurs fairly locally throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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