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.

Identification difficulty

It inhabits deciduous woodland and hedgerows.

When to see it

The species is single-brooded, being on the wing in May and June.

Life History

The larvae feed on Dandelion and Knotgrass.

UK Status

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.

VC55 Status

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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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