Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  New Forest, Hampshire. May 2019

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Ancylis geminana
Festooned Roller
Approx Length (c. 10mm) Wingspan (c.15-20 mm.)
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Ancylis uncella
Bridge Roller

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1118 / 49.202

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Certainly very uncommon with us. Copdock about 1898 (Hkg); taken near Ipswich (C Pyett).

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk

Life Style: A double brooded summer flying species. It flies at night and comes to light. The larvae feed from spun leaves of Erica or Betula. The larvae hibernate. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: Our second largest Ancylis after A. achatana. It is a narrow winged, hooked apex species. The reddish brown colouring meets the dorsum to show two pale areas isolated mid dorsum and at the tornus. More Info

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
1898+25TM14 - Ipswich
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Wingspan: c.15-20 mm.
Flight: May - June (July)
Foodplant:   Heath and Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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