ASSELBERGS (2016) schreibt: "Biology and early stages: Unknown. Adults were captured in March, May and September suggesting 2-3 generations. Flies during winter months, in the spring and in the summer on low slopes in Tenerife (BÁEZ,1998). This author has illustrated under figure 214 Pempeliella canariella sp. n. (as P. ardosiella). Hostplant: Lavandula sp. (e. l. F. Kasy, leg., 1967), unpublished data [Slamka, in litt.]."
Nach derzeitiger Kenntnis ein Endemit der Kanarischen Inseln. ASSELBERGS (2016) fasst zusammen: "So far only known from Canary Islands: Tenerife and La Gomera, also from Gran Canaria, leg. Kasy, 1967 [Slamka, in litt.]".
ASSELBERGS (2016: 334): “Holotype ♂, Spain, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Adeje, Barranco del Infierno, 19-29-XI-1977, GP 3886 Asb., leg. A. L. Cox, deposited in NBDC. Paratypes: 1 ♂, Canary Islands, Tenerife, same data as holotype, leg. A. L. Cox; 1 ♂, Tenerife, Las Galetas, 28-XI-1-XII-1977, GP 3958 Asb.; 1 ♂, Tenerife, Los Cristianos, 10-20-III-1980, leg. J. B. Wolschrijn; 1 ♀, La Gomera, Playa de Santiago, 19-V-2000, leg. K. J. Huisman, GP 4727 Asb.”