Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0947 (ABH49.120) Aethes smeathmanniana, (Fabricius, 1781)

KR04309

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


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: Local

Habitat

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

Regional Information

Recorded in 34 (12.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 02 October

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

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