Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Jordanita graeca

Jordanita graeca (Jordan, 1907)


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. Thereby, the slit-like opening of the mine is at its margin.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus “arabicus”, crispus, hamulosus, uncinatus; Centaurea melitensis, salonitana, scabiosa, solstitialis; Cirsium creticum; Jurinea roegneri; Klasea erucicolia, radiata; Xeranthemum annuum, cylindraceum.

1 x oviposition on Helichrysum arenarium.

distribution within Europe

From Croatia to Cyprus and from Central Russia to Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Compact, bristly built.


Adscita, Procris, graeca.


Demyanenko, Bidzilya & Karolinskiy (2021a), Fazekas (2021c), Hering (1967a, 1964a), Nahirnić, Jakšić, Marković & Zlatković (2019a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Tarmann (1983a, 2012a).

Last modified 26.viii.2023