Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0945 (ABH49.127) Aethes cnicana, (Westwood, 1854)

KR04326

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Ross of Mull
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone


General Information

This moth has a glossy appearance to the forewings.

Slightly smaller than the similar species A.rubigana.


Wingspan: 14-17 mm.
Foodplant(s): thistles (Carduus spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Marshy areas, fens, scrub, waste ground.

Regional Information

Recorded in 31 (11.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 26 August

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths