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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis (Hübner, 1786)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1654 / 65.010
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Grafton Wood, Worcestershire. June 9th 2006.

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Poplar Lutestring
Tethea or
Figure of Eight
Diloba caeruleocephala
Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Aspen and other poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident throughout the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa and comes to light.

Recorded in 100 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2022137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
20/07/2022139SJ84 - Newcastle/Potteries
16/07/2022236SO35 - Lyonshall & Pembridge
08/07/2022139SK04 - Alton/Oakamoor
29/06/2022239SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
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