Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Ancylis geminana
Festooned Roller
Ancylis subarcuana
Creeping Willow Roller
Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (c. 12-18mm.)
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Ancylis diminutana
Small Festooned Roller

(Haworth, 1811)1119a / 49.209

Morley’s Final Catalogue: The sole Suffolk specimen was beaten from alder in Fritton marshes on 2 June 1935 (Morley, Proc. SNS. iii, p. xliii), till Mr. Goddard took one at Dunwich the following June.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying in summer at night and comes to light. The larvae feed on Salix species from a rolled leaf. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground following hibernation.

Identification: This is a small hooked apex Ancylis. It has a dark costal patch, the dorsal edge runs from the wing base to the apex with a double waved shape. The section above the tornus is straight and dark at the apex. This section is concave in A. geminana and ends on the termen.

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2013.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2013125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
04/07/2013125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
28/05/2011+26TM04 - Hadleigh
16/06/2006+25TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
11/06/2006126TL88 - Thetford
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Wingspan: c. 12-18mm.
Flight: May - August .
Foodplant:   Sallow.
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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