Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nomophila noctuella

Nomophila noctuella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

rush veneer

mainly Fabaceae


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; Portulaca oleracea; Potentilla; Prunella vulgaris; Setaria pumila; Trifolium pratense, repens; 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), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Uffeln (1930a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 13.iv.2021