Drepanidae : Thyatirinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Brockweir, Gloucestershire. July 2019

Similar Suffolk Species
Common Lutestring
Ochropacha duplaris
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Satin Lutestring
Tetheella fluctuosa

(Hübner, [1803]) 1656 / 65.012

Morley's Final Catalogue: Pretty surely extinct with us now, thanks to early dealers' greed.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very few records. A migrant/ wandering species to the county.

Life history: Single brooded.

Identification: Larger than the similar Common lutestring. Central crescent mark and dark dash in the corner of the forewing are distinctive.

Habitats: As a migrant to the county could turn up anywhere.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 1993.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1993+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
15/06/1957+25TM03 - East Bergholt
1871+25TM14 - Ipswich
1857+25TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
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Foodplant:   Silver and Downy Birch
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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