Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aethes rubigana

Aethes rubigana (Treitschke, 1830)

burdock conch

on burdock, thistles

parasite

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).

larva

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

synonyms

Aethes badiana Hübner, 1822.

references

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

Last modified 4.xi.2019