Cream Wave - Scopula floslactata
Wingspan 29-33 mm. A fairly plain moth. Its creamy white wings have a scattering of dark scales and three or four distinct light or dark brown wavy cross lines. In Scotland there is a smaller, darker variety scotica.
It inhabits deciduous woodland and hedgerows.
The species is single-brooded, being on the wing in May and June.
The larvae feed on Dandelion and Knotgrass.
Local but widespread in Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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