Drepanidae: Thyatirinae

1654 (ABH65.010) Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis, (Linnaeus, 1767)

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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 31st May 2014. Light trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 31st May 2014. Light trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This moth gets its name from the white '80' mark on its forewing.

 

The pupa is formed in a cocoon formed between leaves of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 16-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, parks, river valleys, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 101 (37.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 April to 06 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 May to 15 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephala


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Grey, green, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5