Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0950 (ABH49.124) Aethes francillana, (Fabricius, 1794)



General Information

This species can be distinguished from A. beatricella by its narrower and more oblique markings on the forewing.

Wingspan: 13-18 mm.
Foodplant(s): Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)
Flying: One generation, June-early September
National status: Local


Coastal rough grassland, quarries and hillsides on chalk downs.

Regional Information

Recorded in 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 June to 03 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell