Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pempelia genistella

Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)

gorse knot-horn

on Genista, Ulex


Larvae and pupae in a dense web among the branches.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Genista corsica, scorpius; Ulex europaeus, minor, parviflorus subsp. eriocladus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pop

Pictures on Lepiforum.


Nephopteryx genistella.


Cristofaro, Sale, Campobasso, ao (1998a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Lepiforum (2020).

Last modified 6.iii.2020