Drepanidae : Thyatirinae
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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis

(Hübner, 1786) 1654 / 65.010

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to England and east Wales, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth occurs wherever there is poplar, however, this is not a common tree and consequently the moth is generally at low density. Singletons do frequently turn up at light traps some distance away from their foodplant, and dispersal is suspected for many of these.

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Aspen and other poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
10/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
04/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
03/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
28/06/201919ST40 Beaminster

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