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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