Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Dichrorampha aeratana Pierce & Metcalfe, 1915
Obscure Drill

Family: Tortricidae
Checklist Number: 49.311

Rarely found and first recorded in the Outer Hebrides in 2011. Can readily be confused with Dichrorampha plumbana as both species use the same foodplant dissection is often necessary to confirm the identification. Active from May to June

The larvae feed on the roots of the Ox-eye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare,

Dichrorampha aeratana
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