Aethes smeathmanniana (Fabricius, 1781)

yarrow conch

on yarrow, etc.

parasite

The larvae live in a silken tube on the fruiting flower heads or umbels, feeding on the achenes.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Anthemis arvensis, cotula; Centaurea nigra; Lactuca sativa.

phenology

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Bost brownish grey; head blackish brown; prothoracic and anal plate brown; with dark dots; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Conhylis smeathmanniana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Fazekas (200a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Kovács & Kovács (2006a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

mod 4.xi.2019