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Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata (Haworth, 1809)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1693 / 70.027
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Foxley wood 13/5/08

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 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2019128TF91 - Dereham
20/07/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
10/07/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
08/07/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
03/07/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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