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Kent Moth Group


Satin Lutestring

Tetheella fluctuosa

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.012 B&F: 1656

Verification Grade (Adult):

Locally distributed throughout Kent, this moth is more of an inland species than coastal, and can be found in mature woodland across the county.

This moth is similar to Common Lutestring in that it lacks the obvious white-ish marking on the forewing ruling out Poplar Lutestring, Figure of Eighty and Yellow Horned. This species has a broad dark band from about 1/3 to beyond 1/2 on the forewing and within this band is a dark 'dash' (which appears as one or two 'dots' on Common Lutestring). There is also another 'dash' on the leading edge of the forewing towards the tip.

© Dave Shenton

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Satin Lutestring (Tetheella fluctuosa) 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 Satin Lutestring (Tetheella fluctuosa) 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 Satin Lutestring (Tetheella fluctuosa) 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 Satin Lutestring (Tetheella fluctuosa) 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 Satin Lutestring (Tetheella fluctuosa) can be seen on the external pages listed below: