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Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1693 / 70.027
Photo © Dave Appleton,  27/05/2018 - North Elmham

Similar Norfolk Species
Lesser Cream Wave
Scopula immutata
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Bedstraws, Woodruff, Bush Vetch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Deciduous woodland species, widespread and can be locally common.

Can show central black dots, but small on hindwing, and usually absent on forewing.

Similar Lesser Cream Wave is smaller, with less pointed, rounded wings, showing central dots.

Recorded in 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
07/08/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
05/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/07/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
02/07/2020+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
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