Lep:Gelechiidae
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35.159 Exoteleia dodecella (Linnaeus, 1758)
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the larval exit hole

 

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 (the hole is seen with frass). After hibernation it then feeds on spun needles and shoots.

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

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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