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Waved Black
Parascotia fuliginaria (Linnaeus, 1761)
Erebidae: Boletobiinae
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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 11-14mm.
Flight: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Fungi.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Uncommon Norfolk resident in the Brecks and possible migrant.

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 more recently at Weeting and West Walton (2011). Several more recent East Norfolk VC27 records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 22 (30%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
15/07/2024128TM09Great Ellingham
09/07/2024128TM09Great Ellingham
02/07/2024128TM09Great Ellingham
14/08/2023127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
09/08/2023128TF41West Walton
20/07/2023128TL99Rockland St Peter
27/06/2023128TF41West Walton
26/07/2022128TM09Great Ellingham
15/07/2022128TM09Great Ellingham
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