The Moths of Suffolk
2475 Waved Black, Parascotia fuliginaria, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Notable Nb; suspected immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 3)

Habitats : Damp woodland, particularly with old stands of birch, wooded heathland, gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July with occasional partial second brood in September

Larval foodplants : fungi growing on rotting trees, particularly birches and pines. The more common types of fungi include Coriolus versicolor, Hirschioporus abietina, Piptoporus betulinus

Records : Ipswich (A Prichard, 10.viii.2000), Landguard (N Odin, 3.viii.2002), Hollesley (N Mason, 11.vii.2007)

Comments : Could potentially be resident, given its habitat requirements but there is no current proof of this

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Noted by Mr. Morley as very rare. The Suffolk specimen was taken at Walberswick light by Professor J. V. Dacie on August 2nd, 1959 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. XI, pt. III, p. 256).

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-14mm, Wingspan 24-30mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Covert Wood, Kent (17.vii.2007) © Stuart Read

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Caught by Nick Mason - Hollesley, Suffolk (11.vii.2007) © Matthew Deans
Caught by Nick Mason - Hollesley, Suffolk (11.vii.2007) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2012) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2015) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Madjarovo, Bulgaria (18.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (29.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener