Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Swept from heather, Chartley Moss, Staffordshire. July 2012.

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Smoky Wave
Scopula ternata

Schrank, 1802 1694 / 70.026

Local resident.

A species of mountain and moorland.

Readily disturbed during the day, also comes to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 27 (19%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Heather and Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/20215VC39 - StaffordshireSK02 -
23/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO28
23/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO28
16/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO28
16/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO28

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