Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aethes smeathmanniana

Aethes smeathmanniana (Fabricius, 1781)

yarrow conch

on yarrow, etc.

Aethes smeathmanniana imago

Hoofddorp, 2.viii.2022 © Laurens van der Linde

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 Lepiforum, Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Concylis smeathmanniana.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Fazekas (200a, 2024a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Kovács & Kovács (2006a), Lepiforum (2023),, Mitterberger (1931a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 20.iv.2024