Dorset Cream Wave Stegania trimaculata
Dorset Cream Wave Stegania trimaculata
Adult • Dordogne, France • © Ian Kimber

70.210 BF1888a
Dorset Cream Wave Stegania trimaculata

(Villers, 1789)


Wingspan 26-28 mm.

This geometer is a Southern European species only recorded from Britain on two occasions. The first individual was attracted to light in Dorset, hence the vernacular name, in 1978.

There was a second record, also from Dorset, in 2006.

On the continent, the moth is double brooded on the continent, flying in April/May and again in August.

The larvae feed on various species of Poplar.

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