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70.025 ~ 1692 ~ Lesser Cream Wave ~ Scopula immutata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

Uncommon, recorded in a central band across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 24-27mm.

Confusion species

Cream Wave, Smoky Wave, Rosy Wave and Sub-angled Wave.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Damp areas with rank vegetation, also dry breckland heaths.


Meadowsweet and common valerian.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva in plant debris in which it later pupates. Larva August-May.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th July 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 29th July 2011, Cors Dyfi