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Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Aethes cnicana
Thistle Conch
Aethes rubigana
Burdock Conch
Approx Length (c. 9.5mm) Wingspan (12-19 mm.)
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Aethes smeathmanniana
Yarrow Conch

(Fabricius, 1781)947 / 49.120

Fairly common resident of commons, roadsides and urban waste ground.

Achillea millefolium, Centurea spp. with larva feeding in the seedheads, from September, overwintering in situ.

Recorded in 65 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 12-19 mm.
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Yarrow and Knapweeds
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
22/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
21/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
21/09/20202VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
18/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
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