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1655 ~ Poplar Lutestring ~ Tethea or or
UK Status

Resident. Local S.

Montgomeryshire Status

A very rare species and not seen in the county since 1976.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-43mm.

Confusion species

Figure of Eighty, Yellow Horned, Oak Lutestring and Figure of Eight.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaved woodland.


Aspen and poplars.

Lifestage data

Larva mid July-September which hide during the day between two flatly spun leaves. Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon formed in the leaves of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos