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Exoteleia dodecella
Pine Groundling

(Linnaeus, 1758)760 / 35.159
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Pine plantations and other places where the foodplant grows. Can be attracted to light, but can also be disturbed from the foodplant by beating.

Leaf-mine: September - May.
Feeds on the needles of Scots Pine, and less commonly on Larch, in the autumn. After hibernation feeds on spun needles and shoots. The larvae can cause sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

Recent West Norfolk records.

VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol4.2, p124]
[Microlepidoptera of Europe vol3, p41]

Recorded in 25 (34%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2022128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/06/2022128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/06/2022128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
26/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/07/2021228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 12-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Larch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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