Geometridae : Ennominae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  New Forest, Hampshire. June 9th 2004.

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Grass Wave
Perconia strigillaria

(Hübner, 1787) 1970 / 70.295

A local and uncommon species.

Found in moorland and bogs.

Overwinters as a small larva. Adults readily disturbed during the day and later are attracted to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 22 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-20mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   heathers and broom
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
10/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
08/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
03/06/20223VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
24/06/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSK01

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