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Scientific Name: Dichrorampha alpinana
Common Name: Broad-blotch Drill
Dichrorampha alpinana, more commonly known as the Broad-blotch Drill, is a smallish moth, wingspan roughly 14mm, and found on rough hillsides, meadows and uncultivated ground and occasionally gardens (this one was photographed in my garden). Very similar to the Tansy feeding D. flavidorsana, with a comparatively broad medio-dorsal blotch on the forewing.
This moth flies in sunshine during the day and also at dusk. In the late afternoon it may be found resting on the flowers of Oxeye Daisy (as this one was). Can only be separated from D. flavidorsana by genitalia dissection if not on foodplant.
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