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Tethea or - Caterpillar head detail On Populus tremula Caterpillar,Drepanidae,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Netherlands,Poplar Lutestring,Tethea,Tethea or,moth caterpillar Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Beautiful close up! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Pato, I've very much been enjoying your recent series of exotic underwater life. Thanks for sharing all that! Posted one year ago
      1. Thanks for the appreciation! We can almost tell that some land critters have their underwater alikes, when we compare your postings and mine :-) Posted one year ago

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''Tethea or'', the poplar lutestring, is a moth of the family Drepanidae. It was first described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775. The species can be found in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and Japan. The imago resembles ''Tethea ocularis''.

The wingspan is 38–43 mm. The moths flies from April to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on willow and poplar, mainly ''Populus tremula''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 15, 2018. Captured in Zuiderkanaalweg 16, 7957 NK De Wijk, Netherlands.