Morley’s Final Catalogue: This local kind, on Potentilla, has not been found since it turned up at Leiston, before 1890 (Grey).
Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.
Life Style: A double brooded summer flying species. The moth flies by day and night and may come to light. The larvae feed from a spinning beneath or folded leaf of Fragaria, Potentila, Poterium or Thymus. The larvae may hibernate fully fed or feed during winter and pupate in a cocoon in the feeding location which may fall to the ground.
Identification: This is a small narrow winged, hooked apex Ancylis. It has a dark dorsal patch which scarcely reaches half wing length and is broad, reaching the costa at the wing base. There are similar species that are larger. Also see A. obtusana. More Info
Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 2004. Last Recorded in 2004. Additional Stats