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1658s1 ~ Oak Lutestring ~ Cymatophorima diluta
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce and local species restricted to the south and east of the county, recorded just five times, the last being 1973 in Newtown.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-36mm.

Confusion species

Poplar Lutestring.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mature broadleaf woodland.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg attached to a twig of the foodplant. Larva April or early May-early July which hide in spun leaves during the day. Pupates in a cocoon formed in the leaves on the tree.
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