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Kent Moth Group


Common Lutestring

Ochropacha duplaris

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.013 B&F: 1657

Verification Grade (Adult):

Distributed locally across Kent, this species is more likely to be found close to the coast than Satin Lutestring but occurs in most habitats, including gardens.

It can be separated particularly from Satin Lutestring by the presence (normally) of two dark 'dots' in the middle of the forewing and the presence of a 'dash' starting at the tip of the forewing (on Satin Lutestring this 'dash' starts well before the tip of the forewing).

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris) 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 Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris) 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

Below is a gallery of Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris) 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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External Links

More information about Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris) can be seen on the external pages listed below: