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Kent Moth Group


Oak Lutestring

Cymatophorina diluta

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.014 B&F: 1658

Verification Grade (Adult):

This species has a very restricted distribution in Kent, but can be found in some ancient Oak woodland, the stronghold being the Orlestone area, where it is regularly encountered. It flies later in the year than other similar species, and is fairly distinctive, but can be separated from other Lutestrings by the presence of two brown cross bands edged in black and either side of a central, paler grey cross band.

Flight Season: late August into October

© Dave Shenton

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Oak Lutestring (Cymatophorina diluta) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Oak Lutestring (Cymatophorina diluta) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

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Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Oak Lutestring (Cymatophorina diluta) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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