|1654s1 ~ Figure of Eighty ~ Tethea ocularis|
Resident and possibly a migrant. Common C,S.
An fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded mainly in the eastern half and from other scattered sites from across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 36-44mm.
Poplar Lutestring, Figure of Eight.
Aspen and poplars.
The larva hides during the day between two flatly spun leaves. Larva mid July-September. Overwinters as a pupa in a flimsy cocoon formed in the leaves of the foodplant.
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Photo by PRW, 7th June 2009, Commins Coch