Tortricidae: Tortricinae

04309 Aethes smeathmanniana, (Fabricius, 1781)

BF0947 (ABH49.120)


General Information

This moths has a white ground colour with an ocherous suffusion. Some darker variations have a more yellow appearance.

This species has a much narrower forewing than the similar species A.cnicana.

Wingspan: 12-19 mm.
Foodplant(s): Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), knapweeds (Centaurea spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August
National status:


Rough open ground, scrub, open woodland, heathland, waste ground.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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