Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Jordanita graeca

Jordanita graeca (Jordan, 1907)

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

hostplants

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).

larva

Compact, bristly built.

synonyms

Adscita, Procris, graeca.

references

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