Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nothris verbascella

Nothris verbascella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

clay sober

Nothris verbascella larvae

Verbascum sp (thapsus/ densiflorum), Belgium, prov. Liège: Liège, coteaux de la Citadelle © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Nothris verbascella larva



The larva lives free at the underside of the leaf, causing window feeding. However, the dense layer of felt at the underside of the leaf is left intact, giving the appearance of a plants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Verbascum densiflorum, phlomoides, pulverulentum, sinuatum, thapsus.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, except Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Illustrated by Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Corley (2005a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Karsholt & Šumpich (2015a), Klimesch (1950c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Marabuto (2018a), Mazurkiewicz, Tumialis & Pezowicz (2013a), Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena (2009a), Starý (1930a), Steeman & Sierens (2020a), Thomann (1956a), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a), Wiltshire (1985a).

Last modified 27.vii.2021