Ancylis badiana

    Alternative names
    Common Roller
    Description

    Wingspan 12 to16 mm. A small well marked moth.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Inhabits a range of woodland and open ground areas.

    When to see it

    Two generations of this moth occur during the year, the first in April and May, and later from July to August. It is active in the late afternoon into the evening.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the leaves of pea (Lathyrus), vetch (Vicia) and clover (Trifolium). The second generation larvae overwinter in a state of diapause.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in much of Britain. 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
    49.214 BF1126

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