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Aethes cnicana (Westwood, 1854)

Thistle Conch
49.1270 (B&F: 945)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
    »Family: Tortricidae
      »Subfamily: Tortricinae
        »Tribe: Cochylini


A resident species that generally occurs singly at mv light and is widespread. It is sometimes fairly common at Warnham. It is single-brooded, flying from late May to early August, occasionally to the third week of August. The larvae feed inside the seed-heads of marsh thistle. (Pratt, 2011).

Aethes cnicana (Westwood, 1854)
Rewell Wood, 27 v 2020
Photo: Colin Knight

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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