The Moths of Suffolk
1873 Welsh Wave, Venusia cambrica, Curtis, 1839

National Status : Local

Local Status : Locally extinct/Vagrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Moorland and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : Rowan, occasionally birches

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : This local species, common about Doncaster, is known to extend south-east as far as Norfolk; hence small basis seems to exist for Bloomfield's exclusion of it (Lep. 1890, p. 55) from the Suffolk fauna. Mountain-ash is abundant in many of our woods.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-15mm, Wingspan 28-31mm


Confusion species
    AdultWaved Carpet, Hydrelia sylvata

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North Wales (vii.2004) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire (vi.2009) © Neil Sherman
Tromiebridge Meadow, Inverness-shire (16.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Lynachlaggan, Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve, Inverness-shire (25.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman