Oak Lutestring

Cymatophorina diluta


Species Codes

B&F 1658 RES 65.014

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Species Account

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.

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Oak Lutestring (Cymatophorina diluta) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Oak Lutestring (Cymatophorina diluta) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Oak Lutestring (Cymatophorina diluta) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Oak Lutestring (Cymatophorina diluta) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email mothsinkent@gmail.com. Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

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