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Waved Umber
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1936 / 70.257
Photo © Dennis Kell,  15/05/2020 - Copdock

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Similar Species: None
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
Status
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.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
21/06/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
27/05/2024125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/05/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
22/05/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
20/05/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
19/05/2024125TM04Hadleigh
19/05/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
18/05/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
18/05/2024125TM38Bungay/Rumburgh
18/05/2024125TM38Bungay/Rumburgh
Further info: Menophra abruptaria
 
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