The Moths of Suffolk
1118 Ancylis uncella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Wet heathland and moorland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : On the leaves of heather (Erica) or birches (Betula)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Certainly very uncommon with us. Copdock about 1898 (Hkg); taken near Ipswich (Pyett).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-20mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultAncylis geminana

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Netted by day - Granish Moor, Inverness-shire (1.v.2011) © Neil Sherman

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