Drepanidae : Thyatirinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Female. Wolves wood, Hadleigh. May 2014

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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis
Oak Lutestring
Cymatophorina diluta
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Poplar Lutestring
Tethea or

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1655 / 65.011

Morley's Final Catalogue: Local in most of our larger woods, which abound in poplar.

Recent Suffolk Status: Much more local than the similar Figure of Eighty.

Life history: Single brooded in one extended generation.

Identification: Similar to Figure of Eighty but white marks on forewing do not form a clear 80 mark. There are also more dark cross-lines.

Habitats: Woodland, wet woodland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 20 (34%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1937.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
23/07/2022226TM04 - Hadleigh
12/07/2022225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
04/07/2022125TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
01/07/2022326TM04 - Hadleigh
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation. May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Aspen and other poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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