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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis (Hübner, 1786)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1654 / 65.010
Photo © Rob Lee,  Roughton 16/06/2021

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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: Least Concern (LC)
GB 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 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2022127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
18/07/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
12/07/2022127TM18 - Diss
11/07/2022+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
08/07/2022+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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