Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Aethes cnicana
Thistle Conch
Aethes smeathmanniana
Yarrow Conch
Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (15-19 mm.)
      
      
      
      
    
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Aethes rubigana
Burdock Conch

(Treitschke, 1830)946 / 49.128

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Occasionally at light in Monks Soham during July 1917-35 (Mly) ; not uncommon among burdock at Brandon (Barrett) • Bentley Woods in 1901 (Pyett), Orford in 1903 (EMM 1904' 80), bred at Hollesley in 1933 (Whit).

Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: Single brooded Flies at night and comes to light during July and August. The larvae feed on the seeds of Arctium Burdock. Hibernates as a fully fed larva.

Identification: The moth is similar to A. cnicana but the dorsal blotch is a slightly different shape. The other markings are also more distinct in A. rubigana especially the pre-tornal spot. A. rubigana sometimes has an overall pink tinge. A. rubigana favours drier open habitats rather than wetlands.

Recorded in 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2019126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
13/07/2019126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
08/07/2019+25TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
23/07/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
17/07/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 15-19 mm.
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Burdock
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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