Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0942 (ABH49.115) Aethes piercei, Obraztsov, 1952


Ross of Mull
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone

General Information

This species is closely related to A. hartmanniana and it has been suggested that it may be no more than an ecological form.


It is larger and has a generally darker colouration than A. hartmanniana.

Wingspan: c.15-24 mm.
Foodplant(s): Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status: Red Data Book


Damp habitats such as marshes, fens, rough pastures and bogs.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

Similar Species

Red Data Book