65.010 (1654) Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis octogesimea (Hübner, 1786)

Status
Resident or possible immigrant? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
One was trapped on 10th July 1998 at Abbey Burn Foot (VC73) by Colin Plant (The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation. 111: 39-41) while carrying out survey work in the area.
 
Waring, Townsend & Lewington, however, make no mention of it occurring in Scotland.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa, in a cocoon within leaves of the foodplant. Larvae are present mid-July to September, feeding at night and resting by day between spun leaves.
 
Larval foodplants
Aspen and poplars.
 
Identification
The '80' mark, which is finely etched, in the centre of the forewing is diagnostic.
 
Habitat
A wide range of habitats.
© Keith Naylor

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