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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis (Hübner, 1786)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1654 / 65.010
Photo © Mike Gasson,  26/06/2015 - Stibbard

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Poplar Lutestring
Tethea or
Figure of Eight
Diloba caeruleocephala
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Aspen and other Poplars
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
This moth gets its name from the white '80' mark on its forewing.
Woodland, parks and gardens.
Possible immigrant.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
24/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
18/08/2021128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
15/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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