Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aethes hartmanniana

Aethes hartmanniana (Clerck, 1759)

scabious conch

on Knautia, Scabiosa


The larvae develop in the rootstock

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Knautia arvensis; Scabiosa columbaria, ochroleuca; Succisa pratensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body yellow; head light brown; prothoracic plate ± yellowish brown; pinacula conspicuous, large and dark; see Swatschek.


Chlidonia, Conchylis, hartmanniana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Fazekas (2008a,b, 2024a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Kovács & Kovács (2006a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2006a), De Prins (1981a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 20.iv.2024