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65.011 (BF1655)

Poplar Lutestring   

Tethea or
Adult: 2
Resident? Rare.


The more numerous wavy, thick cross-lines on the forewing will help to separate it from similar looking species. Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a pupa. Larvae are present mid July to September.

Larval foodplants

Aspen and other poplars.


Broadleaved woodland with Aspen.

History 1860-2010

The first was trapped at Kirkton, Dumfriesshire on 11th July 1994.

We are unsure about what race would be involved; whether it would be the nominate or the Scottish race.

12 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2021

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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