Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Waved Umber
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([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1781 / 70.126

Morley's Final Catalogue: Widely distributed, locally common among clematis; usually on chalk, so rare along our coast. Bures, Copdock, uncommon at light in Ipswich; Whitton (Pyett), Claydon (Sparke), Blakenham, and at light in Monks Soham (Mly); Needham, Stowmarket, Hardwick, Bury; Tuddenham (Mly). Aldeburgh (Hele).

Recent Suffolk Status: Fairly widespread and common, although seemingly scarce along the coast.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2024125TM04 - Hadleigh
03/06/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
03/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
30/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
29/05/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug.
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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