Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter ulicicolella

Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton, 1851)

gorse midget

on Ulex


Oviposition near the tip of a shoot. From here the larva makes a short gallery in the green bark.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Ulex europaeus, parviflorus.


Larvae from September till May; pupation in the mine.


Not known from the Benelux.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Kuchlein & Langohr (1998a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2006a, 2009b, 2014a), Laštůvka, Laštůvka & Lopez-Vaamonde (2013a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Robbins (1991a).

Last modified 18.v.2020