Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ancylis unculana

Ancylis unculana (Haworth, 1811)

buckthorn roller

on Frangula, Rhamnus, etc.


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.


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.


Ancylis derasana (Haworth, 1811).


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