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Lesser Cream Wave
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Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata

(Haworth, 1809) 1693 / 70.027

Morley's Final Catalogue: Common, at times abundant, in most or all woods in the east and probably west of the county; especially about Bentley, Ipswich, Farnham, Yoxford and Parham. Gorleston (D, Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common in wooded areas. Some evidence of a decline in parts of the county.

Life history: Single brooded in early summer. Suffolk records span into August contrary to the national flight period of May/ June.

Identification: Lesser cream wave has a more rounded forewing and more obvious cross lines. Rosy wave is smaller and has more obvious straighter cross lines.

Habitat: Mainly a woodland species.

Recorded in 38 (66%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/05/2024126TL88 - Thetford
11/05/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
11/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
10/06/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
10/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Bedstraws, Woodruff, Bush Vetch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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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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