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Common Lutestring
Ochropacha duplaris
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Satin Lutestring
Tetheella fluctuosa

(Hubner, [1803]) 1656 / 65.012

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.). In Dorset, there are just a handful of records and all appear to have been immigrants from France: Thorncombe Wood, at MV on 15 July 1997 (I Cross), Church Ope Cove, at MV on 4 July 1975 (B Goater), Stair Hole, large female at MV on 27 July 1995 (Dr P Sterling), St Ives, at MV on 14 July 1987 and on 20 July 1988 (JHC).

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Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 1997.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Silver and Downy Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/199719SY79 Puddletown
27/07/199519SY87 Lulworth coast
04/07/197519SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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