Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Aethes smeathmanniana Fabricius, 1781
Yarrow Conch

Family: Tortricidae
Checklist Number: 49.120

Rarely recorded grassland species

The larvae feed on the seeds of yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and knapweeds (Centaurea) and similar species, remaining in the seedhead over winter.

Aethes smeathmanniana
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