Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Highlands, Scotland. April 2011

Similar Suffolk Species
Ancylis achatana
Triangle-marked Roller
Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (12-18 mm.)
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Ancylis unguicella
Broken-barred Roller

(Linnaeus, 1758)1117 / 49.201

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Used to occur locally about Brandon (Wrn), but not noticed for many years.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: Single brooded summer species flying during the day till sunset and occasionally coming to light. The larvae feed from a silken tube on Erica and Calluna. The larvae spin a cocoon for hibernation in which they then pupate.

Identification: A large Ancylus species with similarities to A. achatana. There is a darker band from pre-tornal transversely across to the middle of the costa. The basal third may be darker. The species is a greyish or grey brown colour. More Info

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Additional Stats

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Wingspan: 12-18 mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Heathers.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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