Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Rosy Wave
Scopula emutaria

(Hübner, 1809) 1691 / 70.028
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  Norfolk, 23/06/23

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Spurn Point (VC61) has the most northerly British colony of this mainly salt-marsh species. It was first recorded there in 1905 (YNU, 1970) and the colony is still thriving (BRS; Sutton & Spence, 1974a).

Argus 58, 2009: A bit of a recovery this year at its only site in the county, but not to the numbers seen a few years ago. VC61. Spurn area, 13 records of 18 moths between 1.7 & 18.7.2009 (BRS, PAC).

2012 (CHF): Still present at Spurn where numbers have decreased a little in recent years.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Sea-beet.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
13/07/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
08/07/2023261TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
24/06/2023361TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
23/06/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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