The Moths of Suffolk
1693 Cream Wave, Scopula floslactata, (Haworth, 1809)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and can be locally common

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, scrub and rough grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to July

Larval foodplants : Various bedstraws, Woodruff and Bush Vetch

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).

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-16mm, Wingspan 29-33mm


Confusion species
    AdultSub-angled Wave, Scopula nigropunctata
Lesser Cream Wave, Scopula immutata
Smoky Wave, Scopula ternata

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Wyken Wood, Suffolk (27.v.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
33 100 49 6

Life history chart
larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause larvapupa pupaimago ovaimago larva larva larva larval diapause larval diapause larval diapause

Further Photographs

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Old Hall wood, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
Wordwell, Suffolk ( © A Prichard