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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis (Hübner, 1786)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1654 / 65.010
Photo © Dave Jones,  13/07/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

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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
Nat 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 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2020127TG20 - Norwich
27/06/2020128TF91 - Dereham
26/06/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
26/06/2020528TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/06/2020228TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
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