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Waved Black
Parascotia fuliginaria

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2475 / 72.066

Davey, P., 2009: A rare species confined to south-east England plus outlying colonies in Worcestershire and south Wales, the larva feeding on fungi growing on fallen and rotten trees and stumps. In Dorset, the moth has been seen on five occasions at light traps: Rooksmoor, on 23 July 1997 (P Davey), Harman's Cross, on 20 July 1991 (B Withers), Ferndown, on 21 July 1997 (R Cook), Verwood, on 4 August 2004 (S Palmer), Alderholt, on 23 July 2008 (T Morris). Dispersal from colonies in Hampshire or... Read More

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Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/201919SU00 Wimborne
14/07/201819SU00 Wimborne
13/07/201819SU00 Wimborne
06/07/201519SU00 Wimborne
08/08/201219SU11 Alderholt

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