Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pempelia palumbella

Pempelia palumbella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

heather knot-horn

on Cistaceae, Ericaceae

parasite

Larvae in a partly sand-covered silken tube between the lowest branches.

host plants

Cistaceae, Ericaceae, restricted polyphagous

Calluna vulgaris; Cistus salviifolius; Erica cinerea; Helianthemum nummularium.

See the discussion by Erwin Rennwald on Lepiforum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Salebria palumbella.

references

Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Ylla, Macià & Huertas Dionisio (2008a).

Last modified 2.iii.2020