Geometridae: Sterrhinae

08054 Tawny Wave Scopula rubiginata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

BF1688 (ABH70.022)

Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 27th June 2012..
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 27th June 2012..
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 27th June 2012..
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Cherven, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 29th June 2012.
Cherven, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 29th June 2012.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Flies from dusk.

 

Pupates in plant debris.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Knotgrass (Polygonium aviculare), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), trefoils (Lotus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, June-July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status:

Habitat

Woodland rides and coastal sand dunes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 July to 15 July

Similar Species
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 13th June 2013.
Arda valley, Eastern Rhodopi Mtns., 13th June 2013.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bright Wave Idaea ochrata
Purple-bordered Gold Idaea muricata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
brown, grey, black, green
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2