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Cymatophorina diluta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

     Cymatophorina diluta diluta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Oak Lutestring
65.0140 (B&F: 1658)
Previously:Cymatophorima diluta (Reisser, 1927)

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

Resident. Often common and sometimes very common at mv light in mature oak woods. Widespread but extremely local in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late August to late September, occasionally to late October. Larvae feed on oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Cymatophorima diluta (Reisser, 1927)
Southwater, 21 ix 2019
Photo: Graham Meech
Cymatophorima diluta (Reisser, 1927)
Lindfield, 21 ix 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman
Cymatophorima diluta (Reisser, 1927)
Findon Valley, 8 ix 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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