Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nomophila noctuella

Nomophila noctuella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

rush veneer

mainly Fabaceae

Nomophila noctuella

Greece, Lefkas, Katouna, 29.v.2023 © Laurens van der Linde


Larvae in a light web on the leaves.

host plants


Daucus carota; .Glycine max; Medicago littoralis, sativa; Melilotus albus; Moricandia arvensis; Plantago major; Poa pratensis; Polygonum aviculare; Portulaca oleracea; Potentilla; Prunella vulgaris; Setaria pumila; Trifolium pratense, repens; Vaccinium; Zea mays.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.


Flint (1922a) concludes: “Complete control was obtained in fields of young sweet
clover by thoroughly spraying the plants with a solution of arsenate of lead, used at the rate of two pounds to fifty gallons of water.”


Fiumi (2018a), Gözüaçik (2014a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Kravchenko, Poltavsky, Segerer, ao (2020a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Uffeln (1930a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 29.vii.2023