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49.214 (BF1126)

Common Roller   

Ancylis badiana
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae Jun-July, August-April.  The larva either folds a leaf or spins two leaves together, depending on the foodplant.  Adults: April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Vetches and their allies (Lathyrus and Vicia spp), clovers and trefoils (Trifolium spp).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Abbey Burn Foot, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 30th May 1965 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Locharbriggs on 23rd May 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan, the specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Portpatrick on 21st August 1990.

50 record(s) from 16 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2016 2021 2022
49.214 Ancylis Badiana
49.214 Ancylis Badiana
49.214 Ancylis Badiana
49.214 Ancylis Badiana49.214 Ancylis Badiana49.214 Ancylis Badiana

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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