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1654s1 ~ Figure of Eighty ~ Tethea ocularis
UK Status

Resident and possibly a migrant. Common C,S.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species in the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-44mm.

Confusion species

Poplar Lutestring, Figure of Eight.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Most habitats.

Foodplant

Aspen and poplars.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 7th June 2009, Commins Coch