Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nothris congressariella

Nothris congressariella (Bruand, 1858)

cornish sober


Elsner ao (1999a) do not mention this species as a miner, and Bland ao (2002a) write that that larve initially lives between two spun leaves, later under a folded leaf. But Klimesch (1984a, Teneriffa) describes an initially narrow, later strongly widened, full depth gallery, lined with silk; the larva makes several mines.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Scrophularia canina subsp. frutescens, glabrata, scorodonia.


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

distribution within Europe

From southern England to Sicily, and from Portugal to Greece and Crete (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Yellowish green (Klimesch, 1984a). Body dull olive green; head, thoracic feet and prothoracic plate black to brown, anal plate yellowish brown; pinacula small, black (Bland ao, 2002a).


Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Corley, Rosete, Romão ao (2015a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Karsholt & Šumpich (2015a), Klimesch (1984a), Parsons (1995a), Viejo Montesinos, González Granados & Gómez de Aizpurua (2014a).

Last modified 24.i.2023