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Common Lutestring
Ochropacha duplaris

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1657 / 65.013
Photo © Terry Box, 5 Jun 2015,  SE4672Pilmoor, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally common in wooded localities in vice-counties 61-64 but seemingly absent from the north-west (though recorded in Upper Teesdale in VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986)). This is the most frequently recorded of this group of moths and is often more attracted to sugar than light.

Argus 47, 2001-2004: VC65. Magdalen Wood 13.5.2003 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Fairly widespread in small numbers in light woodland, especially amongst birches.

Recorded in 115 (58%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Mainly birches also Alder, Hazel and Oaks
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2023163SE71 - Crowle
19/08/2023162SE88 - Pickering (E)
17/08/2023162SE88 - Pickering (E)
11/08/2023162SE98 - Wykeham
11/08/2023162SE47 - Dalton
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