Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

1097 (ABH49.186) Endothenia gentianaeana, (Hübner, [1799])

KR04665

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Larva inside Teasel head
Larva inside Teasel head
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species is generally larger than other species of the Endothenia, but genital dissection is required for positive identification.


Wingspan: 15-19 mm.
Foodplant(s): teasels (Dipsacus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Common

Habitat

Rough uncultivated ground, waysides and embankments.

Regional Information

Recorded in 100 (37%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 April to 19 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 18 February to 06 November

Recorded date range (Pupa): 24 May to 03 July

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths