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Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata

(Haworth, 1809) 1693 / 70.027
Photo © Nick Lawman,  Allerthorpe Wood, North Yorkshire

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Scarce and local. The actual sites from which this moth has been reported have changed since 1970 but its general distribution in Yorkshire remains almost the same. Although we have no VC65 records it has been recorded in Upper Teesdale in VC66 (Dunn & Parrack, 1986).

2012 (CHF): Local though apparently well-distributed within the county. There is still no VC65 record. This species is commonly misidentified and many claimed records turn out to be other species of Wave. A good quality photograph or a specimen is usually needed for verification. Often disturbed in the daytime but also sometimes comes to light.

Recorded in 68 (34%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bedstraws, Woodruff, Bush Vetch
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
25/05/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
24/05/2022162SE99 - Harwood Dale
17/06/2021161SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
16/06/2021163SE71 - Crowle
15/06/2021162SE99 - Harwood Dale
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