Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aproaerema genistae

Aproaerema genistae Walsingham, 1908

on Adenocarpus, Genista


The larva spins a tube of silk along a branch, and from there one leaf after another is completely eaten out. The mine hardly contains any frass. Pupation in the tube.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Adenocarpus foliolous, viscosus; Genista canariensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2021).


Aproaerema, Stomopteryx, Syncopacma, adenocarpella Rebel in Hering, 1927.


Hering (1927a, 1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2020a), Klimesch (1984a), Lepiforum (2021).

Last modified 20.i.2023