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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)

Habitat

Heathland and moorland.

Foodplant

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 16th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy