Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Rosy Wave
Scopula emutaria

(Hübner, 1809) 1691 / 70.028

Davey, P., 2009: A local and mainly coastal species in England, the larva feeding on beet (Beta vulgaris). In Dorset, this moth is a denizen of mire and saltern habitat rather than of coast. Relatively strong colonies occupy muddy shores and saltmarsh edges in Poole Harbour and Christchurch Harbour and in mire habitat across the Poole Basin. No colonies have yet been detected west of the Poole Basin which is rather surprising given beet's strictly maritime distribution and the plant's relative... Read More

Recorded in 9 (23%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Sea-beet
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/201919SY98 Wareham
13/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
09/07/201919SY98 Wareham
07/07/201929SY98 Wareham
03/09/201819SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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