Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Jordanita notata

Jordanita notata (Zeller, 1847)


The very young larva at first makes a number of tiny corridor mines. The older 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

Carduus uncinatus; Centaurea aspera, jacea, leucophaea, salonitana, scabiosa, stoebe; Cirsium acaulon.

Less likely references indicate Globularia; Lotus; Plantago; Scabiosa.


Larvae from autumn till May.


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

distribution within Europe

From France, Germany, and the Ukraine to Iberia, Sicily, and Crete (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Patočka & Turčáni.


Adscita, Ino, Procris notata.


Species of warm, dry, habitats.


Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Ebert & Lussi (1994a), Fazekas (2021c), Fernández-Rubio (1995a), Guenin (2011a), Hering (1957a, 1964a), Keil (1993a), Kuras & Sitek (2007a), Latasa Asso (1999a), Lepiforum (2021), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pérez De-Gregorio (2019b), Skala (1948a), Szőcs (1977a).

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