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Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata
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Lesser Cream Wave
Scopula immutata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1692 / 70.025

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England and Wales, the polyphagous larva feeding mainly on herbaceous plants found in damp habitats such as meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) and common valerian (Valeriana officinalis). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density inhabiting wetland, particularly river valleys that support unimproved, unpolluted, herb-rich water meadows, also marsh, plus damp woodland rides and clearings.

Recorded in 22 (55%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Meadowsweet, Common Valerian
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham
09/07/201919SY49 Bridport
08/07/2019+9SZ07 Swanage
13/05/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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