Tethea or

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Tethea or
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Drepanidae
Genus: Tethea
Species: T. or
Binomial name
Tethea or
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Noctua or Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Noctua ypsilon-graecum Goeze, 1781
  • Noctua gamma-graecum Retzius, 1783
  • Noctua consobrina Borkhausen, 1790
  • Noctua octogena Esper, 1791
  • Phalaena (Noctua) gemina Beckwith, 1794
  • Tethea flavicornis Aurivillius, 1888
  • Palimpsestis or hela Rangnow, 1935
  • Tethea or nigrescens Werny, 1966
  • Palimpsestis rufa Houlbert, 1921
  • Cymatophora intermedia Houlbert, 1921
  • Palimpsestis kurilensis Matsumura, 1929
  • Palimpsestis akanensis koreibia Bryk, 1948

The Poplar Lutestring (Tethea or) is a moth of the family Drepanidae. The species can be found in Europe, Northern and Eastern Asia and Japan. The imago resembles Tethea ocularis.

Other colour variant

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.


  • Tethea or or (Europe to Turkey)
  • Tethea or akanensis (Matsumura, 1933) (Japan)
  • Tethea or terrosa (Graeser, 1888) (Russia, Korea, Mongolia, China: Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu, Xinjiang)

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