Dichomeris marginella (Fabricius, 1781)
Juniperus, USA © Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Archive, Bugwood.com
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.
Mining larvae in mid-summer; free living larvae till early summer of the following year (Freeman, 1967a).
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).
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.
See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Freeman (1967a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a).