Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Tawny Wave
Scopula rubiginata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 70.022/1688
Norfolk status
Scarce Norfolk resident.
The Breckland district on the Norfolk/Suffolk border are thought to be one of the main breeding areas for this species in Britain. Noted occasionally as a migrant.
Occurs on heathland and grassland, scrub, vegetated shingle in heathy rides and other open places.

The larval foodplant is unknown in the wild. Reared in captivity on Dandelion, Knotgrass, Field Bindweed, various legumes, trefoils and Black Medick.

Monitored annually by Norfolk Moth Survey.

Recorded in 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
09/09/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
06/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/08/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Season: Two Gens. Jun-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Uncertain in the wild (feeds on several plants in captivity)
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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