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Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata
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Lesser Cream Wave
Scopula immutata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1692 / 70.025

A scarce to uncommon resident.

A species of wet habitats like damp grassland with tall vegetation.

Overwinters as a larva.

Note Cream Wave is larger with a more pointed forewing and more irregular markings.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 23 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Meadowsweet, Common Valerian
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
25/06/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
26/07/20171VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
19/07/20171VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
18/07/2017+VC40 - ShropshireSJ22

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