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Photo © Paul Kitchener,  Unusual second brood example, Ipswich, 20 October 2006

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Waved Umber
Menophra abruptaria

(Thunberg, 1792) 1936 / 70.257

Morley's Final Catalogue: Almost too common to localise. Records are from Sudbury (Ransom), common at Ipswich light, Playford, Aldeburgh, Monks Soham garden, Needham, Stowmarket, Bury. Homersfield, Bungay (Mn), Gorleston (D), who finds a splendid dark form.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Occasional records later in the summer in recent times. Melanic form occurs occasionally.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodlands, scrub, gardens.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1927.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
27/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
22/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
20/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 18-21mm.
Flight: One generation April-June.
Foodplant:   Garden Privet, Lilac and Jasmine
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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