Waved Black - Parascotia fuliginaria
Wingspan 18 to 28 mm. This rather pretty species has a resting posture and appearance more typical of the family Geometridae than Noctuidae.
It occupies woodland, damp areas and suburban habitats.
Flies between June and August.
The larvae feed mainly on a variety of fungi and rotten wood.
It occurs locally in the southern half of England and Wales. Suspected migrants have occasionally turned up well outside the normal range. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.
Quite rare in Leicestershire and Rutland, the Sapcote specimen of 24th July 2014 is only the 6th record for VC55 and the first for six years. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
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