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Ancylis obtusana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Section  Cossina
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Tortricidae
Ancylis obtusana
Similar  Ancylis selenana, Ancylis achatana, Ancylis badiana, Ancylis, Ancylis comptana

Ancylis obtusana, the small buckthorn roller, is a moth of the Tortricidae family.



Ancylis obtusana has a wingspan of about 12 millimetres (0.47 in). Forewings are red brown, with a rounded reddish patch and costa stringulated (finely streaked) with white and brown. The hind wings are brownish. Similar species are Ancylis comptana and Ancylis mitterbacheriana.


The adult moths fly from May to July. Larvae feed on alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) and buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). They overwinter in leaves of these host plants that they spin together.


This species is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East. These moths inhabit marginal areas of forests where host plants grow.


Ancylis obtusana Wikipedia

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