Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pempelia genistella

Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)

gorse knot-horn

on Genista, Ulex

parasite

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.

synonyms

Nephopteryx genistella.

references

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

Last modified 6.iii.2020