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Tawny Wave
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(Hufnagel, 1767) 1688 / 70.022

Davey, P., 2009: A double-brooded species that is resident in East Anglia on the Breck and on coastal sand-dunes, otherwise a very rare immigrant, the larva feeding abroad on wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus), field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), trefoils (Lotus spp.) and knotgrass (Polygonum spp.). The moth is widespread across Europe, colonising unimproved open grassland habitat. In Dorset, the following record suggests that the Tawny Wave was once resident in the far north-east of the... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (5%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2002.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: Two Gens. Jun-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Uncertain in the wild (feeds on several plants in captivity)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/200219SY66 Portland Bill
12/08/199419SY66 Portland Bill
22/08/193519SZ07 Swanage
21/08/193519SZ07 Swanage

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