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70.026 ~ 1694 ~ Smoky Wave ~ Scopula ternata
UK Status

Resident. Local N,W.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species is found on higher ground and as a consequence is probably under-recorded. Most recent records have been from Lake Vyrnwy.

Wingspan :  M & F, 20-29mm.

Confusion species

Lesser Cream Wave and Cream Wave.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Heathland and moorland.


Heather and bilberry.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva August-late May. Pupates in debris close to the ground or just beneath the surface.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 16th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy