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Sharp-winged DrillDichrorampha acuminatana

At first glance the Sharp-winged Drill looks like just another dull Tortricid. However in close up we see a rather attractive brownish animal. Halfway the front wing is a large whitish blob. And at the rear edge of the wing we see another attractive light marking. The upperedge of the wing shows an interesting pattern of light and dark stripes and dots. The wingspan usually is between 11 and 16 mm.

The caterpillars are mainly seen on daisies. The Sharp-winged Drill is on the wing all summer: from the end of May to the end of September. A common species over most of the British Isles.