Ancylis achatana

    Alt Name
    Triangle-marked Roller
    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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)

    Reference
    49.215 BF1115

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map