Drepanidae: Thyatirinae

1657 (ABH65.013) Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR07490

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell


General Information

Pupates in a spinning between leaves of the food plant.

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

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Hazel (Corylus avellana), oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2008

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 May to 20 August



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, black, white, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5