The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Ancylis badiana (Denis & Schiffermmüller, 1775)
[Lepidoptera: Tortricidae]

Common Roller


Ancylis badiana (Denis & Schiffermmüller, 1775)

Leaf-miner: Small full depth blotch; older larvae free among spun leaves (Robbins, 1991a).

Larva: Details unknown.

Pupa: Details unknown.

Adult: The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The male and female genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Fagaceae        
Lathyrus       British leafminers
Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. British leafminers
Trifolium       British leafminers
Vicia       British leafminers

Hosts elsewhere:
Fagaceae        
Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Melilotus       Bladmineerders van Europa
Trifolium       Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae: June-July; September-April (British leafminers). The second generation larvae overwinter in a state of diapause (UKMoths).

Time of year - adults: Two generations of this moth occur during the year, the first in April and May, and later from July to August (UKMoths).

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain (NBN Atlas). Also Yardley Chase, Northants (British leafminers).

Also recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea). See also Ireland's NBDC interactive map.

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italian mainland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Portuguese mainland, Romania, Russia - Central, East, North, Northwest and South, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Ukraine (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Lathyrus pratensis
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.

External links: Search the internet:

Belgian Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
British leafminers
Bladmineerders van Europa
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Atlas
NHM UK Checklist
UKMoths

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