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Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, [1803])

Satin Lutestring
65.0120 (B&F: 1656)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Drepanoidea
    »Family: Drepanidae
      »Subfamily: Thyatirinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini

Resident. Often occurs sparingly or fairly commonly in deciduous woods and on wooded heaths. Probably generally distributed in the far east and far west, and in the north, but colonies are scarce elsewhere. Any real numbers are very local throughout. In decline, and disappearing from central Sussex. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May or to late August. Specimens occasionally occur in September and October. Larvae feed on birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
Ambersham Common, 02 vi 2014
Photo: Mike Snelling
Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
Etchingahm, 22 vi 2015
Photo: Caroline Moore
Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
Scotney Estate, 02 vi 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
West Ashling, 06 vii 2017
Photo: Sue Davies
Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
West Ashling, 06 vii 2017
Photo: Sue Davies
Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
Etchingham, 29 v 2018
Photo: Caroline Moore
Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
Wakehurst, 09 vii 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
Ashdown Forest, 9 vi 1989
Photo: Roy Leverton
Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, 1803)
Etchingham, 28 vii 2012
Photo: Caroline Moore

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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