Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Jordanita chloros

Jordanita chloros (Hübner, 1813)


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.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carlina vulgaris; Centaurea jacea & subsp. angustifolia, leucophaea, scabiosa, stoebe & subsp. australis; Cyanus triumfettii; Helichrysum arenarium.

Also Globularia bisnagarica (Globulariaceae).


Larvae from autumn till May.


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).


Compact, bristly built; dorsally ochre-yellow.


Adscita, Ino, Procris chloros.


Species of warm, dry, habitats.


Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Fazekas (2021c), Hering (1957a, 1964a), Keil (1993a), Skala (1948a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 8.xii.2021