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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Scots Pine.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20011859188318832003
Year last recorded20142014200520122014
Number of records511397
Number of individuals48199
Unique positions48354
Unique locations48354
Adult records59187
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 35 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1859.


35.159 Exoteleia dodecella 05 mine on Scots pine (adult reared)
© Andy Nunn
35.159 Exoteleia dodecella 04
© Andy Nunn
35.159 Exoteleia dodecella 03
© Damian Money
35.159 Exoteleia dodecella 02
© Ian Marshall, 24 Jul 2012
35.159 Exoteleia dodecella 01
© Ian Marshall, 24 Jul 2012

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widespread among pines throughout VC62 and in the Doncaster and Huddersfield districts of VC63. There are occasional records from Harrogate in VC64 but it is unrecorded in vice-counties 61 and 65.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Allerthorpe Common, 15.7.2001 det. HEB (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 16.6.2003 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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