Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agonopterix nanatella

Agonopterix nanatella (Stainton, 1849)


Blotch mine, sometimes large. The mining larva causes the upper surface of the leaf to roll inwards, exposing the white underside. After some time the larva leaves the mine and continues feeding in a rolled leaf.

host plants

Asteraceae; monophagous

Carlina corymbosa, vulgaris.


Larvae in April – June (Harper, Langmaid & Emmet, 2002a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

South of the line Ireland, Britain, Germany, Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Larva with black head and prothoracic shield. Body and anal shield pale yellowish green. Thoracal feet dark brown, pinacula black. Pictures on Rymarczyk, Dutheil & Nel; see also Fetz.


See also Agonopterix nanatella aridella.


Burmann (1984a), Corley (2005a), Corley, Rosete, Marabuto ao (2014a), Fetz (1994a), Hannemann (1995a), Harper, Langmaid & Emnmet (2002a), Hering (1957a), Huisman (2012a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Robbins (1991a), Rymarczyk, Dutheil & Nel (2013a), Savchuk & Kajgorodova (2015a, Schmid (2019a), Šumpich, Žemlička & Dvořák (2013a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 16.iv.2023