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

N.B. Links to the latest version of 'Leafminers and plant galls of Europe' are being edited

Join us on Facebook

Ancylis paludana Barrett, 1871
[Lepidoptera: Tortricidae]

Fen Roller


Ancylis paludana Barrett, 1871. Ent. mon. mag. 8: 134.


Leaf-spinner: The larvae feed on marsh pea, spinning two leaves together (UKMoths).

Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).

Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).

Adult: The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group (check for update).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Fabaceae        
Lathyrus palustris Marsh Pea British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant
Lathyrus palustris Marsh Pea British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. UKMoths

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: The moth has two generations and is on the wing in May and June and subsequently late July to August (UKMoths).

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Occurring in a few wetland localities in East Anglia including Norfolk (Horning Hall Marshes) (UKMoths).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia - Central, Slovakia, Sweden and The Netherlands (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Lathyrus palustris

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere:

Ichneumonoidea  
Scambus inanis (Schrank, 1802) Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae


External links: Search the internet:

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

Find using Google
Find using Google Scholar
Find images using Google


XHTML Validator
Last updated 23-Jun-2017  Brian Pitkin Top of page