Aethes bilbaensis, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Aethes bilbaensis, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Aethes bilbaensis (Rössler, 1877)


Aethes bilbaensis is a moth of the family Tortricidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Aethes bilbaensis (Rössler, 1877)

Conchylis francillana var. bilbaensis (Rössler, 1877)

Phalonia loxoperoides (Walsingham, 1903)

Lozopera mediterranea (Rebel, 1906)

Phalonia reclusa (Meyrick, 1923)

Common name

Samphire Conch


Superfamily: Tortricoidea > Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Tortricinae > Tribus: Cochylini > Genus: Aethes


10-15 mm


Calcareous soils, phrygana, and grasslands.

Food plant

The larva is oligophagous on Umbelliferae, i.e. Crithmum maritimum, Daucus carota, Ferula communis κ.α. It feeds on the umbels after flowering has ended, on the fruits.

Flight period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plants Parasites of Europe

Lepidoptera Mundi