Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aethes rubigana

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), Ylla, Macià & Requena (2009a).

Last modified 28.ii.2023