Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nothris lemniscellus

Nothris lemniscellus (Zeller, 1839)

on Globularia

Nothris lemniscellus mines

Globularia punctata, Belgium, prov. Namur, Dinant, Herbuchenne © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Nothris lemniscellus mines


Nothris lemniscellus mine

mine, lighted from behind

Nothris lemniscellus: mine on Globularia punctata

Globularia punctata, Belgium, prov. Namur, Sosoye © Jean-Yves Baugnée


Corridor, forming a loose spiral. The sides are irregularly scalloped; the mine is full depth. Frass in a broad central line; part of it is ejected through an opening at the beginning of the corridor. The final part of the mine is a blotch, generally adjacent to the leaf margin. Later the larva lives free among spun leaves.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Globularia cordifolia, bisnagarica (= punctata).

According to Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a) the species also lives on Anthyllis vulneraria.


Larvae in May Hering (1957a); however, Jean-Yves Baugnée found in Belgium young larvae in mid-November.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Albania, and from France to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Karsholt & Šumpich (2015a), Klimesch (1950c, 1951b, 1958a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 28.i.2020