Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1692 (ABH70.025) Lesser Cream Wave Scopula immutata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in plant debris.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 12-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), Common Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Flying: One generation, late June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp grassland, marshes with rank vegetation, river valleys, low-lying areas and dry heath.

Regional Information

Recorded in 49 (18.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 01 September

Similar Species
Rosy Wave Scopula emutaria
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Cream Wave Scopula floslactata

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, green, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2