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49.214 ~ 1126 ~ Ancylis badiana ~ Common Roller
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles as far north as Sutherland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from few sites on the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-16mm.

Confusion species

A. paludana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Mainly grassy places.


Pea, vetch and clover.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first mines the leaf then spins a leaf into a pod or pocket and feeds within. Pupates spun up in a leaf on the ground or amongst the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 19th Aug 2010, Middletown

Photo by DB, May 2011, Middletown