Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Jordanita chloros

Jordanita chloros (Hübner, 1813)

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.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carlina vulgaris; Centaurea leucophaea, 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

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Hering (1957a, 1964a), Skala (1948a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 17.iv.2021