Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata

(Haworth, 1809) 1693 / 70.027

General comments
Widespread but very local resident.

Foster (1937) listed a small number of localities suggesting that this species was tolerably widespread in the county. That seems to be the case today, but the moth is evidently rather localised with several well-trapped sites failing to record it. This may be in part a result of inexperienced observers overlooking it, because whilst the adults do come to light they are not particularly strongly attracted and may settle in the vegetation some distance from the trap. A better way of recording it is to beat hedges and similar edge-habitat vegetation with a stick then net the adults as they fly out. It does seem to avoid truly urban areas.

Recorded in 23 (56%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1918.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
17/07/2023120TL13 - Hitchin (N)
12/06/2023320TL43 - Meesden / Barley
03/07/2022120SP91 - Tring
28/06/2022120SP91 - Tring
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Bedstraws, Woodruff, Bush Vetch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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