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Common Lutestring
Ochropacha duplaris

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1657 / 65.013

Morley's Final Catalogue: Local in woods and marshes.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single brooded in one extended generation.

Identification: Similar to the rare Satin lutestring but normally smaller, duller and has a distinctive pair of dark dots in centre of forewing.

Habitats: Woodland, heathy woodland, scrub.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 35 (60%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2023825TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
30/05/2023225TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
20/07/2022125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/07/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
11/07/2022226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Birches, Alder, Hazel and Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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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