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Figure of Eighty
Tethea ocularis

(Hübner, 1786) 1654 / 65.010

A common resident throughout the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Overwinters as a pupa and comes to light.

Recorded in 92 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Aspen and other poplars
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
29/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
29/06/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
29/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
29/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90

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