Triangle-marked Roller

Ancylis achatana


Wing span 14 to 18mm. Variably marked in bands of brown and grey, with a brown triangle at the tip of the fore-wing.


Woodland edge, hedgerows and scrubland. The food plants for the larvae include Hawthorn and Blackthorn.

Life History

Fairly common throughout England except the West Country, with a few records from Wales also. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June and July.