Seq # 361610050

Aethes piercei Obraztsov, 1952 Species

Last modified: Nov. 6, 2021, 8:26 a.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, hitherto only known from 2 provinces.
A species of damp habitats.


Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cochylini > Genus: Aethes > Species: Aethes piercei
Vernacular names
Schijnbeemdkroonsmalsnuitje (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Prins W. 1981. Aethes piercei Obraztsov, een nieuwe soort voor de Belgische fauna (Lep., Cochylidae). — Phegea 9: 52–54. On page 52.




Some authors considered this species to be an ecotype of A. hartmanniana.
Aethes piercei is larger and generally darker in colour, and the raised whitish spots do not coalesce to form striations as often as A. hartmanniana.
Winspan 15–24 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larvae feed in the roots of Succisa pratensis. Adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from early May towards late June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Succisa pratensis
Host plant (genera):

The larvae feed on Succisa pratensis.

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Damp meadows, swamps, low moors, damp forests where the food plant grows.

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