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49.216 ~ 1120 ~ Ancylis mitterbacheriana ~ Red Roller
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and can be common throughout the British Isles as far north as Sutherland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at several sites, mainly on the western side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-16mm.

Confusion species

A. obtusana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Oak and beech.

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, 29th May 2008, CAT