Damp woodland, bogs and fens where tall sallows grow and especially wet heathland where creeping sallow occurs.
Recently split, please see Ancylis diminutana and A. subarcuana.
Also similar to A. uncella in forewing pattern but a smaller species and differs in having the pre-tornal marking obsolescent or obsolete.
Note: The variations or forms illustrated in BTS (British Tortricoid Moths), f. subarcuana and f. diminutana, are now considered separate species. Care is advised with identification and genitalia dissection may be required.
Recorded in 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.