Drepanidae : Thyatirinae
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Satin Lutestring
Tetheella fluctuosa

(Hubner, [1803]) 1656 / 65.012
Photo © Dave Williamson, 30 Jun 2009,  Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are no recent records for this species. It was recorded several times from the Haw Park, near Wakefield (VC63) up to 1918 and, in an undated record, from Grassington (VC64) (YNU,1970). Garland (1979) also mentions several records from Sheffield around the turn of the century.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded in 1930. This species is uncommon in mature birch woodland. Populations away from its strongholds in the south-east and in Wales tend to be very local. Although not seen for many years, it may still exist undetected in the west of VC64. There are recent records from Cumbria.

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Recorded in 8 (4%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 1930.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Silver and Downy Birch
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1930+64SE06 - Grassington / Hebden
1918+63SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
1914+63SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
1910+63SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
1908+63SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
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