Cream Wave Scopula floslactata - Distribution map

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70.027 BF1693

Cream Wave Scopula floslactata

(Haworth, 1809)

Wingspan 29-33 mm.

The nominate race of this moth is found fairly commonly throughout England, Wales and Ireland, whereas in Scotland there is a smaller, darker variety scotica.

It inhabits deciduous woodland, where the larvae feed on dandelion (Taraxacum) and knotgrass (Polygonum).

The species is single-brooded, being on the wing in May and June.
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