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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis (Hübner, 1786)
Drepanidae: Thyatirinae
1654 / 65.010
Photo © Matthew Casey,  02/06/2020 - Hethersett

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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
14/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
09/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
06/08/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
06/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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