Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Mullein Wave
Scopula marginepunctata

(Goeze, 1781) 1689 / 70.023

Davey, P., 2009: A double-brooded species restricted to southern and western coasts of Britain, the larva feeding on yarrow (Achillea millefolium), plantain (Plantago spp.), mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), knotgrass (Polygonum spp.) and other herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is common in coastal unimproved grassland and on disturbed ground, particularly where yarrow grows. The species also colonises unimproved grassland on chalky soils inland in the south of the county, notably on the... Read More

Recorded in 24 (60%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: Two Generations. June - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201919SY98 Wareham
21/09/201939SY66 Portland Bill
15/09/201919SY98 Wareham
15/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
12/09/201919SY98 Wareham

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