Dichrorampha vancouverana

    Alt Name
    Gold-fringed Drill, Dichrorampha gueneeana
    Description

    Wingspan 12 to 15 mm.

    Habitat

    Inhabiting dry grassy places.

    When to see it

    The adults fly in June and July, during the afternoon and towards sunset.

    Life History

    The larvae feed in the rootstock of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare).

    UK Status

    Distributed widely throughout England, but quite local in many places, and becoming scarcer in northern England, Wales and Scotland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there were only 2 known records prior to 2012. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    49.318 BF1284

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map