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Ancylis geminana
Festooned Roller (Donovan, 1806)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1119 / 49.207
Photo © Martin Greenland,  20/06/2013 - Buxton Heath

Similar Norfolk Species
Bridge Roller
Ancylis uncella
Small Festooned Roller
Ancylis diminutana
Wingspan: c. 12-18mm.
Flight: May - August .
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare. Uncertain.
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.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2020427TG12 - Aylsham
14/06/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
02/06/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
28/05/2018227TG12 - Aylsham
27/05/2018127TG12 - Aylsham
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