Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1693 (ABH70.027) Cream Wave Scopula floslactata, (Haworth, 1809)

KR08069

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
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose earth.

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

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): bedstraws (Galium spp.), Woodruff (Galium odoratum), Bush Vetch (Vicia sepium)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, hedgerows, damp scubby grassland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 45 (16.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 April to 06 August

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Lesser Cream Wave Scopula immutata

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