Poplar Lutestring

Tethea or


Species Codes

B&F 1655 RES 65.011

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Species Account

Locally distributed in small pockets across Kent, this species and can be found wherever there are decent stands of Aspen (but it also feeds on other Poplars, hence the name).

It is similar to Figure of Eighty, other Lutestrings and Yellow Horned. However, this species usually has more numerous cross-lines and bands (or Lute strings) running across the forewings, and the central white-ish mark on the forewing is solid and look less like a number, more of a blotch.

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Poplar Lutestring (Tethea or) 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 Poplar Lutestring (Tethea or) 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 Poplar Lutestring (Tethea or) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Poplar Lutestring (Tethea or) 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.

External Links

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