Lep:Gelechiidae
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35.159 Exoteleia dodecella (Linnaeus, 1758)
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spinnings prior to puaption

 

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 (as shown).

Data: 01.iii.2019, ex mine 28.ii.2019, Highgate Common, Staffordshire, VC39

Image:© Patrick Clement

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