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Waved Black
Parascotia fuliginaria

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2475 / 72.066

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the County in Morley's time. First Suffolk record was in 1959.

Recent Suffolk Status: A very local resident species in woodland in the county, with records of migrant individuals on or near the coast. Records increasing in recent years.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer. Partial second generation in the autumn.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, gardens.

Recorded in 20 (34%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1959.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
03/08/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/08/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
31/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 11-14mm.
Flight: One generation June-July. (partial Aug-Sept)
Foodplant:   Fungi
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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