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35.159 ~ 0760 ~ Exoteleia dodecella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout mainland Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2009 at Llanfyllin in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-15mm.

Confusion species

Teleiodes vulgella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Scots pine and larch.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/web forming. Eggs laid on shoot of foodplant. Larva first mines the needles, then later feeds in spun needles. Pupal site is undescribed.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 10th June 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 10th June 2010, Llanfyllin