Ancylis badiana

Alternative names
Common Roller

Wingspan 12 to16 mm. A small well marked moth.

Identification difficulty

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).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map