Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Welsh Wave
Venusia cambrica

Curtis, 1839 1873 / 70.115

A local and rare resident in the north and west of the region.

A species of moorland and open woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults rest by day on rocks, fence posts etc and come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Rowan mainly
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
06/07/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO39
06/07/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO39
17/07/20132VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
20/07/2006+VC40 - ShropshireSO39

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