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49.201 (BF1117)

Broken-barred Roller   

Ancylis unguicella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-April feeding at ground level.  Adults: May-July.

Larval foodplants

Bell Heather, Heather, Bearberry,


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 20th August 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Carsegowan Moss on 23rd June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Dumfriesshire first being found on Racks Moss on 26th May 2014.

27 record(s) from 17 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1996 2022 2022
49.201 Ancylis Unguicella
49.201 Ancylis Unguicella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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