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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Gait Barrows, Lancashire. June 4th 2005.

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Satin Lutestring
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Common Lutestring
Ochropacha duplaris

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1657 / 65.013

A fairly common resident throughout the region.

Found in light woodland and scrub.

The dark brown form is quite common.

Recorded in 93 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Mainly birches also Alder, Hazel and Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
27/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
15/08/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
23/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
21/07/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSK11

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