Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ancylis mitterbacheriana

Ancylis mitterbacheriana (Denis & Schiffermacher, 1775)

red roller

on Fagus, Quercus, etc.


Larva in a rolled leaf.

host plants

mainly Fagaceae, limited polyphagous

Castanea sativa; Fagus sylvatica; Quercus robur.

Lepiforum also shows images of feeding on Corylus avellana; Rubus. Not clear in how far this is a normal situation.


Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

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


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Szabóky & Csóka (2010a.

Last modified 28.ii.2020