Exoteleia dodecella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 13 July 2013
Exoteleia dodecella Adult


© Robin Howard

Exoteleia dodecella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan: 12-15mm

A univoltine species on the wing in June and July when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues but more frequently recorded in the coniferous woodland of the plateau. A species of coniferous woodland where Pinus sylvestris is present.

Larvae feed in their early stages inside needles before leaving to feed on shoots within the shelter of spun needles.