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 remants of needles are stuck.

hostplants

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).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Freeman (1967a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a).

11/07/2010

mod 12.ii.2018