Erebidae: Boletobiinae

2475 (ABH72.066) Waved Black Parascotia fuliginaria, (Linnaeus, 1761)


Waresley Wood
Waresley Wood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Waresley Wood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Bulgaria, June 2005
Bulgaria, June 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

This is a distinctive species. It rests with wings pressed against tree or wall similar to geometrid moths.


Pupates on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 11-14mm.
Foodplant(s): fungi
Flying: One/two generations, June-July and September
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Wooded areas, usually damp and boggy. Occasionally in rural gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 July to 09 August

Nationally Scarce B

Larva Type:
Black, orange, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs: