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Satin Lutestring
Tetheella fluctuosa
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Common Lutestring
Ochropacha duplaris

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1657 / 65.013

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), and less frequently on oak (Quercus spp.) and alder (Alnus spp.). In Dorset, the moth tends to be most common in oak and birch woodland, particularly in old woods such as Piddles Wood, Oakers Wood and Holt Forest. It also occurs at low density amongst birch scrub on heathland. Away from these habitats the moth turns up only very occasionally as singletons.

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Mainly birches also Alder, Hazel and Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/201919SU00 Wimborne
11/07/201919SY78 Broadmayne
10/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
09/07/201919SY78 Broadmayne
04/07/201919SU00 Wimborne

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