Erebidae : Boletobiinae

Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Emily's Wood 27/06/11

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Waved Black
2475 Parascotia fuliginaria
(Linnaeus, 1761) 72.066
Norfolk status
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).

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2014128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
21/07/2014127TG14 - Sheringham
July 2014+27TG14 - Sheringham
02/08/2012128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
16/07/2012128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
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Forewing: 11-14mm.
Season: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Fungi
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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