Erebidae : Boletobiinae
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Waved Black
Parascotia fuliginaria

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2475 / 72.066

A common resident in the Severn and and lower Wye valleys but rare further north.

A species of damp or boggy woodland, especially with old stands of birch and willow.

Overwinters as a small larva while adults fly from dusk and visit sugar and come to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm.
Flight: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Fungi
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
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
02/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
27/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
22/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
22/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
21/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48

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