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Waved Umber
Menophra abruptaria

(Thunberg, 1792) 1936 / 70.257

A common species across the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens even in urban areas.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults are attracted to light.

Recorded in 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Garden Privet, Lilac and Jasmine
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
05/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ71
10/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
10/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
03/06/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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