Seq # 361610030

Aethes hartmanniana (Clerck, 1759) Species

Last modified: July 29, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium, hitherto only observed in the southern provinces.
A species of dry habitats.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cochylini > Genus: Aethes > Species: Aethes hartmanniana
Vernacular names
Beemdkroonsmalsnuitje (NL)
Aethes baumanniana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 22.




A small species, wingspan 11–17 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been observed from the end of May till well in July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Scabiosa columbaria and Knautia arvensis
Host plant (genera):
Knautia and Scabiosa

The larva lives in the rootstock of Knautia or Scabiosa. It hibernates and pupates in the larval habitation during the next spring.

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Dry habitats such as fields, dry meadows, thickets and rocky soils.

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