Aethes margaritana (Haworth, 1811)

silver coast conch

on Achillea etc.

parasite

Larvae free on the flower heads and fruits.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Leucanthemum vulgare; Matricaria chamomilla; Tanacetum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body diry greenish grey; head yellowish brown; prothoracic plate yellowish brown with dark points; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Conchylis dipoltella (Hübner, 1813).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Fazekas (200a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huisman, Koster, Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2003a), Kovács & Kovács (2006a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

mod 4.xi.2019