Ancylis diminutana

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Ancylis diminutana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Ancylis
Species: A. diminutana
Binomial name
Ancylis diminutana
(Haworth, [1811)])[1]
Synonyms
  • Tortrix diminutana Haworth, [1811]

Ancylis diminutana, the small festooned roller, is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It was described by Adrian Hardy Haworth in 1811. In Europe, it has been recorded from Great Britain, the Benelux, Scandinavia, the Baltic region, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Switzerland.[2] It is also found in North America.[3]

The wingspan is 13–15 mm.[4] Adults are on wing from May to August.

The larvae feed on Salix species, including Salix repens. They spin a leaf of their host plant, forming an enclosed pod or cone from inside which it feeds.[5] Full-grown larvae spin a cocoon amongst the leaf litter in which it overwinters. Pupation takes place within this cocoon.[6]

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