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1936 Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria

(Thunberg, 1792)

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Waved Umber  Menophra abruptaria (Adult)

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Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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1936 Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria

(Thunberg, 1792)

Wingspan 36-42 mm.

A distinctive species, occurring reasonably commonly in the south of England and Wales, becoming scarcer into the northernmost English counties.

It inhabits woodland, parks and gardens, and flies in a single generation from April into June.

The larvae feed on garden privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) and lilac (Syringa vulgaris).

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