Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Exapion ulicis

Exapion ulicis (Forster, 1771)

on Ulex


the larvae feed on the developing seeds; there seems to be no indication of malformation of the pods; pupation in the pod.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Ulex europaeus, gallii, minor, parviflorus.


Apion ulicis.


employed in different parts of the world for the biological control of the invasive gorse.


Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Heijerman & Drost (2015a), Kerdellant, Thomann, Vitou ao (2019a), Schröder & Zwölfer (1970a).

Last modified 27.ix.2020