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49.207 ~ 1119 ~ Ancylis geminana ~ Festooned Roller
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles as far north as Sutherland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Infrequently recorded from scattered locations.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-18mm.

Confusion species

A. uncella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine?)


Damp woodland, bogs and fens.


Willow spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva spins a leaf into a pod and feeds within. Pupates in a cocoon spun up in a leaf or amongst the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st May 2011, Dolforwyn Woods

Photo by MMG, 2nd June 2018, Cors Dyfi