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1689 ~ Mullein Wave ~ Scopula marginepunctata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally fairly common, only recorded from a handful of sites in the far west of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-28mm.

Confusion species

Weaver's Wave.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mainly on or near the coast especially coastal grassland and saltmarshes.

Foodplant

Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva July and September-May. Pupates in loose soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th July 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 1st June 2010, Morben Isaf