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49.216 (BF1120)

Red Roller   

Ancylis mitterbacheriana
Adult: 1
Resident? Rare.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-April in a leaf spun into a pod.  Adults April-July.

Larval foodplants

Oak species, Beech, Sweet Chestnut or, occasionally, Birch species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was published in Stephens (1834) with the Rev. William Little recording it at Raehills, Dumfriesshire, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data).

5 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020 1820

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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