Figure of Eighty

Tethea ocularis


Species Codes

B&F 1654 RES 65.01

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Species Account

A reasonably common moth which is distributed throughout Kent. Superficially similar to the Lutestrings, and maybe the similarly-named Figure of Eight, this species has a diagnostic '80' mark on the forewing.

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 Figure of Eighty (Tethea ocularis) 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:


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Reporting Rate

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Photo Gallery

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