Geometridae: Ennominae

1936 (ABH70.257) Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria, (Thunberg, 1792)

KR07724

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 23rd April 2014, MV light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 23rd April 2014, MV light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 11th May 2017. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 11th May 2017. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is variable but unmistakable.

 

Pupates on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 18-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Garden Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium), Lilac (Syringa vulgaris), jasmines (Jasminum spp.)
Flying: One generation, mid April-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, heathland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 88 (32.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 February to 28 August



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2