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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
Nat 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 92 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2019136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
29/06/2019139SJ90 - Fordhouses/Wolverhampton
29/06/2019139SK02 - Blithfield/Chartley Moss
29/06/2019+36SO32 - Compton Park
29/06/2019136SO32 - Compton Park
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