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49.215 ~ 1115 ~ Ancylis achatana
UK Status

Resident. Locally common, found mainly in the southern half of Britain as far north as Yorkshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found in scattered sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-18mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Thickets and hedgerows.


Hawthorn and blackthorn.

Lifestage data

Spinning/leaf roller. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva spins one or two leaves into a tubular-shaped shelter and feeds within. Pupates in loosely spun leaves on the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 21st July 2012, Llanfechain