Dichomeris marginella (Fabricius, 1781)

juniper webber

Dichomeris marginella larva

Juniperus, USA © Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Archive, Bugwood.com

mine

The young larvae mine one or two needles. Later they live free in a communal web in which also much frass and remnants of needles are stuck.

host plants

Cupressaceae, monophagous

Juniperus.

phenology

Mining larvae in mid-summer; free living larvae till early summer of the following year (Freeman, 1967a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Almost all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Head dark brown. Prothoracic plate light brown, rear margin dark brown. Body ana anal plate pinkish white with dark red dorsal and laterodorsal lines, Pinacula black. Thoracic feet blackish.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Freeman (1967a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a).

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