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65.012 ~ 1656 ~ Satin Lutestring ~ Tetheella fluctuosa
UK Status

Resident. Local SE,W.

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally common mainly in the western side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-38mm.

Confusion species

Common Lutestring.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mature broadleaf woodland.


Birch and alder.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by PRW, 21st June 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy