Aethes cnicana

Aethes cnicana is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It was described by Westwood in 1854. It is found in Europe, China (Beijing, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Liaoning, Tianjin), Japan, Korea and Russia.[2]

Aethes cnicana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Aethes
A. cnicana
Binomial name
Aethes cnicana
(Westwood, 1854)[1]
  • Argyrolepia cnicana Westwood, in Wood, 1854
  • Phalonia arcticana Brandt, 1937

The wingspan is 14–17 millimetres (0.55–0.67 in). Very similar to Ancylis badiana but differs as follows : forewings with markings bright ferruginous-brown,antemedian fascia less angulated, less distinctly interrupted,not dilated on dorsum. [3] Julius von Kennel provides a full description.[4]

The moth flies from May to July and are often attracted to light.

The larvae feed on Cirsium.


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  2. ^ Yinghui Sun; Houhun Li. "A Brief Summary of Tribe Cochylini from China (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae)" (PDF). Tianjin: Nankai University. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Meyrick, E., 1895 A Handbook of British Lepidoptera MacMillan, London pdf   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. Keys and description
  4. ^ Julius von Kennel, 1921, The Palaearktischen Tortriciden, eine monographische Darstellung. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. 742 pp. - Palaearctic Tortricidae, a monograph.pdf at Zobodat 247

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