Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Holt heath, Dorset. August 2011

Approx Length (c. 8.5mm) Wingspan (12-17 mm.)
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Ancylis apicella
Hook-tipped Roller

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1129 / 49.212

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

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 a spun folded leaf or two leaves spun flat together on Frangula and Rhamnus. The second brood larvae hibernate in a cocoon in which they then pupate. The cocoon may remain at the feeding location or fall to the ground.

Identification: This is a narrow winged species with a hooked apex. It is a brown species marked with darker brown and fuscous. The dorsal half of the wing has a dark basal patch followed by a triangular mark and small spot above the tornus. The patterning is complex, More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2017126TL77 - Mildenhall
22/07/2013126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/06/2013126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/06/2013126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/06/2013126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 12-17 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Buckthorn.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 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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