Drepanidae: Thyatirinae

1656 (ABH65.012) Satin Lutestring Tetheella fluctuosa, (Hübner, [1803])

KR07488

Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Whitleye,Monmouthshire, July 2008
Whitleye,Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates 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: 17-21mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Mature broadleaved woodland and wooded heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1958

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 July to 16 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Black, green, white, yellow, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5