The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects
 

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds

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Ancylis paludana Barrett, 1871
[Lepidoptera: Tortricidae]

Fen Roller


Ancylis paludana Barrett, 1871. Ent. mon. mag. 8: 134.


Leaf-spinner: The larvae feed on marsh pea, spinning two leaves together (UKMoths).

Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).

Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).

Adult: The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group (check for update).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Fabaceae        
Lathyrus palustris Marsh Pea British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Pitkin & Plant
Lathyrus palustris Marsh Pea British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. UKMoths

Hosts elsewhere: Currently unknown.

Time of year - larvae: Currently unknown.

Time of year - adults: The moth has two generations and is on the wing in May and June and subsequently late July to August (UKMoths).

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Occurring in a few wetland localities in East Anglia including Norfolk (Horning Hall Marshes) (UKMoths); Cambridgeshire (VC29), Cheviotland, East Norfolk and West Suffolk (VC26) (NBN Gateway).

NBN Grid Map:

NBN Grid Map

Ancylis paludana
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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia - Central, Slovakia, Sweden and The Netherlands (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:

Lathyrus palustris

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere:

Ichneumonoidea  
Scambus inanis (Schrank, 1802) Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae


External links: Search the internet:

Belgian Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Gateway
NHM UK Checklist
UKMoths

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