Saturday, 20 June 2015

Old friend

There was a return visitor to my Batch Valley garden today. With the Oxeye Daisy now in flower, I had a look at the front meadow today and found a couple of this lovely micromoths. I recognised it as a species I had recorded here a couple of years ago.

Dichrorampha petiverella

A quick check in the book reminded me of its name, Dichrorampha petiverella. This species is one of the Tortricidae and is associated with meadows, rough pastures and hedgerows. The larvae feed on the roots of Yarrow (Achillae millifolium), which is a component of the meadow.

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