Ancylis uncella: Distribution map

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49.202 BF1118
Ancylis uncella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan c.15-20 mm.

A reasonably common and widespread species in Britain extending into southern Scotland and in Ireland, and inhabiting wet heaths and moorland.

The adults fly in May and June, occasionally having a second generation in the south.

The larval foodplants are heath (Erica) and birch (Betula), the larvae feeding within spun leaves.
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