Ancylis obtusana - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, May, 2006
Ancylis obtusana Adult


© Robin Howard

Ancylis obtusana (Haworth, 1811)

Wingspan: 11-14mm

Imago: Univoltine flying from early may to the end of July when it comes light but can also be netted during afternoon sun. It has been recorded at Las Descargues and from the ridge path.

Larva: Feeds in spun leaves of Rhamnus cathartica and Frangula alnus, overwintering as a larva and pupating in early spring after completion of feeding