Aethes williana, Crete - photo © Andreas Manz

Aethes williana, Crete - photo © Andreas Manz

Aethes williana (Brahm, 1791)


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

Scientific name

Aethes williana (Brahm, 1791)

Phalaena (Tortrix) williana (Brahm, 1791)

Coccyx zephyrana (Treitschke, 1830)

Eupoecilia luteolana (Stephens, 1834)

Cochylis marmoratana (Curtis, 1834)

Cochylis dubrisana (Curtis, 1834)

Argyrolepia virginana (Guenée, 1845)

Argyrolepia loriculana (Guenée, 1849)

Phalonia costignata (Filipjev, 1926)

Common name

Silver Carrot Conch


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


13-17 mm


Dry and warm areas, sandy areas and calcareous soils.

Food plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on a variety of plants, i.e. Umbelliferae (Daucus carota, Eryngium campestre, Eryngium maritimum, Ferula communis), Compositae (Gnaphalium, Helichrysum), etc. The larva bores into the lower part of the stems, and then into the roots.

Flight period
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Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plant Parasites of Europe

Lepidoptera Mundi