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Lesser Cream Wave
Scopula immutata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1692 / 70.025
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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 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/08/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
08/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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