Streaked Wave Scopula virgulata
Streaked Wave Scopula virgulata
Adult • Moravske Toplice, Slovenia • © Ben Sale

70.0201 BF1685
Streaked Wave Scopula virgulata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan c. 20-22 mm.

There is some doubt as to the authenticity of this species as a British moth. There is a record of two individuals from Kent in the late 19th century that some believe to be erroneous.

The species is distributed from France into Eastern Europe and beyond, where it occurs sparingly in open habitats.

There is a single generation, from June to August, and the larvae feed on a range of grasses and low plants.
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