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Lesser Cream Wave
Scopula immutata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1692 / 70.025
Photo © Ray Roche,  19/07/2015 - Ingoldisthorpe

Similar Norfolk Species
Rosy Wave
Scopula emutaria
Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata
Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Meadowsweet, Common Valarian.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Generally widespread.

Often shows central black dots on each wing, strongest on hindwing (sometimes absent on forewing).

Similar Cream Wave is larger, with more pointed forewing, arched near the tip.

Recorded in 60 (87%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
03/08/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
03/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/08/2019+27TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
28/07/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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