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Ancylis badiana
Common Roller ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1126 / 49.214
Photo © Antony Wren,  North Cove 17/5/2020

Similar Suffolk Species
Buckthorn Roller
Ancylis unculana
Fen Roller
Ancylis paludana
Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-May. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Pea, vetches, clovers
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Morley’s Final Catalogue: This beautiful insect is fairly frequent everywhere. Lately noted at Bentley Woods, Hemley, Leiston, Letheringham Park, Monks Soham garden, Needham, Yoxford, Weston ; and (D) common in May at Gorleston.

Recent Status: Less common now than in Morley’s time.

Life Style: The moth is double brooded flying throughout summer. The moth flies by day and night and comes to light. The larvae feed from a folded or two placed together leaves of Lathyrus, Vicia or Trifolium. They pupate in the feeding location which may fall to the ground.

Identification: This is a hooked apex Ancylis species with a broad dark dorsal mark from the base. It is separated from similar species in having only a single black spot on the termen. More Info

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2018+25TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
07/07/2017+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
13/08/2016+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
09/08/2013+25TM59 - Lowestoft
25/05/2013+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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