The Moths of Suffolk
760 Exoteleia dodecella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Pine plantations and other places where the foodplant grows

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), and less commonly on Larch (Larix europaeus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A common kind, feeding in shoots of Scots-pine, imagines on trunks. Orford in July 1902 (Gibbs); Thorp and Southwold (Ctw); Leiston (Grey). Brandon (Barrett); Tuddenham.


Confusion species : None

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Iken Cliff, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman