Jordanita chloros (Hübner, 1813)

Lepidoptera, Zygaenidae

mine

The larva makes a number of very sloppy fleck mines by working itself with the front half of its under the lower epidermis of a leaf, and devouring in this position most leaf tissue. The opening of the mine is a slit at the side.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Centaurea stoebe; Helichrysum arenarium.

phenology

Larvae from autumn till May.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From France, Germany, Poland, and Central Russia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and the Greek mainland (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Compact, bristly built; dorsally ochre-yellow.

synonyms

Ino, Procris chloros.

notes

Species of warm, dry, habitats.

references

Hering (1957a, 1964a), Skala (1948a), Szőcs (1977a).

12/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017