Main: (Tortricidae / Tortricinae)
49.114 [B&F: 0941] Aethes hartmanniana (Clerck, 1759)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on chalk downland throughout England and Wales, but distribution poorly known due to confusion with A. piercei. In Hampshire recorded this century from St Catherine's Hill and Portsdown only, the former not since 2001; previously present at such sites as Broughton Down, Old Winchester Hill and Noar Hill. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1981, at Brading Down, but it may still occur there. Wingspan 15-23 mm. Differs from A. piercei in its smaller size, the lighter and often distinctly yellow general coloration of the forewing, the more obtusely angled median fascia, and the silver-white spots which coalesce and form continuous striae [Bradley]. Larva feeds within roots of Field Scabious and Small Scabious.

Flightime guide

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Martin Down (SU01)08-Jun-1992-Langmaid, JR; Palmer, RMAdult
Martin Down (SU01)07-Jun-2015oneSherman, N; Prichard, AWAdult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Sandown (SZ58)1850-Bankes, ERAdult
Freshwater Down (SZ38)1850-Bankes, ERAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)1880-SouthAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1923-Fassnidge, WAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)21-Jul-1974-Smith, CCAdult
Compton Bay (SZ38)27-Jul-1975-Smith, CCAdult
Brading Down (SZ58)11-Jun-1981oneLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Emmet, AM; Agassiz, DJLAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)07-Jul-1977oneChadd, JAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)03-Jul-1983oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)23-Jul-1997oneDickson, RJAdult
St. Catherine's Hill NR (SU42)24-Jun-2001oneAppleton, DAdult
Portsdown (SU60)24-Jun-2005oneDickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)29-May-2009oneDickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)28-Jun-2009twoLangmaid, JR; Young, MRAdult
Portsdown (SU60)16-May-2013threeLangmaid, JR; Young, MRAdult
Portsdown (SU60)18-May-2013twoLangmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEAdult
Portsdown (SU60)21-May-2014oneLangmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)25-Jul-2014oneOpie, MAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)05-Jul-2019oneOpie, MAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Noar Hill, Selborne (SU73)06-Jul-1974oneDickson, RJAdult
Noar Hill, Selborne (SU73)23-May-1975oneAppleton, DAdult

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