Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0939 (ABH49.121) Aethes tesserana, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)



General Information

This is a variable species with several forms. The bold chequered pattern and contrasting ground colour of the forewing are characteristic.

Wingspan: 12-18 mm.
Foodplant(s): Ox-tongue fungus (Fistulina hepatica), hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 18 (6.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 May to 06 August