Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ancylis unculana

Ancylis unculana (Haworth, 1811)

buckthorn roller

on Frangula, Rhamnus, etc.

parasite

Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

mainly Rhamnaceae

Frangula alnus; Rhamnus cathartica.

References to the following species probably are more or less exceptional: Cornus sanguinea; Populus; Prunus spinosa; Rubus idaeus; Vaccinium myrtillus.

phenology

Bivoltine; hibernation as fully grown larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni. The description of the larva by Swatschek is based on material collected from Rubus.

synonyms

Ancylis derasana (Haworth, 1811).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 27.ii.2020