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Oak Lutestring
Cymatophorina diluta

(Reisser, 1927) 1658 / 65.014

Davey, P., 2009: A locally common species in southern Britain, rarer further north, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common only very locally, and very much restricted to old oak woods; away from this habitat the moth is rarely encountered. The species, which is on the wing between late August and late September, seems to share the same habitat preferences as the Small Brindled Beauty1925, another very local species. Localities where it is well established... Read More

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Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1960.
Last Recorded in 2012.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/201239SU00 Wimborne
20/08/201219ST71 Sturminster Newton
09/09/201119SU01 Cranborne
02/09/2011209ST70 Hazelbury Bryan
05/09/2010+9SU01 Cranborne

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