Ancylis achatana

Alternative names
Triangle-marked Roller

Wingspan 14-18 mm. This is a moth with a rich brown and silvery appearance, sometimes dulled by darker shades of brown.

Identification difficulty

Blackthorn thickets and hedgerows of Blackthorn and Hawthorn, scrub, open woodland, gardens.

When to see it

It flies in June and July

Life History

Larvae feed on the leaves of Hawthorn, Blackthorn and less often Cotoneasters.

UK Status

Another species which seems to be expanding its range. It is common locally in southern England, ranging northwards to Yorkshire where it has become more widespread in recent years. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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