Nemophora associatella (Zeller, 1839)

Lepidoptera, Adelidae

mine

The larva mines a single leaf, drops with it to the ground, cuts it to an appropriate size and from than on uses it as a case to feed on detrital matter.

hostplants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba.

The occurence on Picea is doubtful (Hering, 1957a; Patočka, 1960a).

phenology

Mining larvae in June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to the Pyrenees, Itala and the Balkan Peninsula; also in Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Whitish; head and prothoracic plate brown, meso- and metathorax with a light brown plate; anal plate and pinacula inconspicuous. Prolegs touching each other pairwise, with 4-5 transverse continuous rows of crochets (Patcka, 1960a).

pupa

Described by Patočka (1960a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Adela associatella.

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Hering (1957a), Patočka (1960a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a).

23/11/2014

pub 23.xi.2014 · mod 28.vi.2017