Drepanidae : Thyatirinae
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Poplar Lutestring
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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis

(Hübner, 1786) 1654 / 65.010

Morley's Final Catalogue: This local moth, which extends no further north than Norfolk, was among the plums of the old Ipswich dealers, who failed to exstirpate it.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single brooded.

Identification: Similar to Poplar lutestring, but the white number 80 mark on the wings is sharply defined.

Habitats: Woodland, wet woodland, gardens.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
28/05/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
28/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/05/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
22/05/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Aspen and other Poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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