Nemophora associatella (Zeller, 1839)
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.
The occurence on Picea is doubtful (Hering, 1957a; Patočka, 1960a).
Mining larvae in June (Hering, 1957a).
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).
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).
Described by Patočka (1960a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Baldizzone (2004a), Hering (1957a), Patočka (1960a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a).