Tawny Wave Scopula rubiginata
Tawny Wave Scopula rubiginata
Adult • Iken, Suffolk • © Paul Kitchener

70.022 BF1688
Tawny Wave Scopula rubiginata

(Hufnagel, 1767)

Wingspan 15-20 mm.

Confined as a breeding species to parts of East Anglia, this species is also noted occasionally as a migrant, mainly to the south and east coasts.

There are two generations of the moth, in June and July, and again in August and September.

It prefers sandy terrain, such as sand dunes, and that found in the Breckland district, and the larvae feed on dandelion (Taraxacum and knotgrass (Polygonum).
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