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65.013 ~ 1657 ~ Common Lutestring ~ Ochropacha duplaris
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-34mm.

Confusion species

Satin Lutestring.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Light woodland and scrub.


Mainly birch, also found on alder, hazel and oak.

Lifestage data

Larva late July-early October 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 MDH, 25th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 19th May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 19th May 2010, Commins Coch.
Pic shows the all grey-brown form obscura.