Erebidae : Boletobiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Linda Simkins,  West Walton 01/08/11

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Waved Black
2475 Parascotia fuliginaria
(Linnaeus, 1761) 72.066
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Rare immigrant. Suspected Norfolk resident in the Brecks, although Norfolk larval evidence remains elusive.

Distinctive. Rests with wings pressed against tree or wall similar to geometrid moths.
Overwinters as a Larva feeding on fungi on rotten wood, particularly birches and pines. Aug-June.

Wooded areas, usually damp and boggy. Occasionally in rural gardens.

Very few Norfolk records. Known mostly from the Brecks including records from Caston, Lynford (2007). Recorded also at Hoveton (2007 - migrant?) and recently at Weeting and West Walton(!) (2011).
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Forewing: 11-14mm.
Season: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Fungi
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
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