Aethes rubigana (Treitschke, 1830)

burdock conch

on burdock, thistles


The larva bores in the flower heads after flowering has ended, feeding on the fruits. Then it bores into a stem, awaiting the hibernation; there also the pupation.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Arctium lappa, minus; Cirsium oleraceum, vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Mody dirt yellowish white; head, prothoracic and anal plates brown; see Swatschek.


Aethes badiana Hübner, 1822.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Farkas (2009a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Kovács & Kovács (2006a), Swatschek (1958a).

mod 4.xi.2019