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35.159 Exoteleia dodecella (Linnaeus, 1758)
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mines the needle tips

Food Plant: Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine), Larix europaeus (Larch)

Mine: September - May

Notes: The larva feeds inside the apical part of the needle in the autumn and ejects most of the frass from holes at either end of the mine. After hibernation it then feeds on spun needles and shoots.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 760

Gelechiid Recording Scheme: http://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/exoteleia-dodecella

Data: 16-18.iii.2005, Dwingelderveld, Drenthe, Nederlands, Willem Ellis

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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