The Moths of Suffolk
1117 Ancylis unguicella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Heathland and moors

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) and less often Ling (Calluna)

Records : Dunwich (SMG, 25.iv.1999), Martlesham Heath (A Prichard, 26.iv.1999)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Used to occur locally about Brandon (Wm), but not noticed for many years.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 12-18mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAncylis unguicella

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Netted by day flying over heather - Drumcroy Hill, Perthshire (29.iv.2011) © Neil Sherman

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