Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Tawny Wave
Scopula rubiginata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1688 / 70.022

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 39 (53%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
27/08/2023128TM09Great Ellingham
23/08/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
23/08/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
23/08/2023128TF92Brisley
21/08/2023228TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: Two Gens. Jun-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Uncertain in the wild (feeds on several plants in captivity)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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