Aethes tesserana (Denis & Schiffermüller,1775)

downland conch

on hawkweed etc.

parasite

the larvae live as root borers.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Crepis; Helminthotheca echioides; Hieracium; Inula conyzae; Picris hieracioides.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body yellowish white; head yellowish brown; prothoracic plate yellow; see Swatschek.

synonyms

Conchylis alcella (Fabricius, 1781).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Farks (2008a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Kovács & Kovács (2006a), Swatschek (1958a).

mod 3.xi.2019