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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-mid Jun, mid Jul-mid Sep.

Forewing: 5-8mm.

Foodplant: Oxe-eye Daisy and Tansy.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18971945197719842009
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records76311245
Number of individuals86212266
Unique positions1731053
Unique locations1731052
Adult records76311235
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 119 records from 37 sites. First recorded in 1897.


1279 Dichrorampha acuminatana 03
© Terry Box, 1 Jul 2017
1279 Dichrorampha acuminatana 02
© Terry Box, 6 Aug 2016
1279 Dichrorampha acuminatana 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and seldom recorded as common.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Tophill Low, 13.6.1996 det. HEB (PAC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 58, 2009:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 4.8.2009 gen. det. (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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