Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ancylis badiana

Ancylis badiana (Denis & Schiffermmüller, 1775)

common roller


Small full depth blotch; older larvae free among spun leaves (Robbins, 1991a).

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lathyrus niger, pratensis, vernus; Melilotus; Trifolium; Vicia.

Lathyrus pratensis is the preferred host plant.


Two generations.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, Greece excepted (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek, Patočka & Turčáni.


Ancylis lundana (Fabricius, 1776).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Łabanowski & Soika (2012a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 27.ii.2020