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65.014 ~ 1658s1 ~ Oak Lutestring ~ Cymatophorina diluta
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce and local species restricted to the south and east of the county. Just 5 records existed prior to 1977 until found at Llwynderw in 2021.

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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by RB, 28th Aug 2021, Llwynderw