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Oak Lutestring
Cymatophorina diluta

(Reisser, 1927) 1658 / 65.014
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  Northants, 15/09/18

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a rare moth in Yorkshire although the distribution given in Skinner (1984) suggests it should be more frequent. The only record since the last list (YNU, 1970) is of one from Eccleshall Woods, Sheffield in the 1970s (Garland, 1979).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded in 1996. This species is still likely to occur within our boundaries. We have two records from the 1990s in the west of VC64. There are recent records just over the border in north Lancashire. Mature oak woodland should be targeted.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (7%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List Status: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2019164SD64 - Chipping
03/09/1996164SD66 - High Bentham
27/08/1990164SD76 - Clapham / Austwick
01/01/1970 to 31/12/1979163SK38 - Sheffield
1969+63SK38 - Sheffield
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