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Lesser Cream Wave
Scopula immutata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1692 / 70.025
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Welwick Saltmarsh VC 61

Immature stages

Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata
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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Only recently positively recorded from two sites. It rarely comes to light (Skinner, 1984) and may be confused with S. floslactata (Haworth) and S. ternata (Schrank). There are several unconfirmed records from VC62 and one from VC64. VC61. Spurn, 14.7.1982 (BRS).

VC63. Thorne Moors, 1972 (Skidmore et al.)., 1985), 1978 (RSK).

Argus 47, 2001-2004: VC62. Cropton, 12.7.1987 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD. VC64. Ripon Parks, 1.7.2004 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Very local, sometimes seen flying by day and often confused with other species. Records are not acceptable without a good photograph or a specimen.

Recorded in 20 (10%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Meadowsweet, Common Valerian
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2022161SE95 - Wetwang
19/07/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
12/07/2022161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
22/07/2021263SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
21/07/2021163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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