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Scopula nigropunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Sub-angled Wave
70.0200 (B&F: 1684)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Sterrhinae
    »Tribe: Scopulini


Scopula strigilata sensu [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 nec (Linnaeus 1758 )
Scopula strigilaria sensu Meyrick, 1895 nec (Hübner, 1799)

Status and ecology:

National Status: RDB2

Suspected immigrant to both halves of the county; currently resident in East Sussex, but in danger of extinction. Rare as an immigrant, but as an established species it occurs singly or sparingly along flower-lined woodland rides. Extremelly local, distinctly episodic in appearance, and only known to be resident at Friston and Beckley. Single brooded, flying from mid July to the third week of August. The larval foodplant in the wild has never been unquestionably determined in this country. However, associations with the species have been made with Traveller's Joy, Smooth Tare, while abroad many other plants have also been similarly reported, Honeysuckle and Old Man's Beard being particularly utilised. (Pratt, 2011)

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Bracklesham, 01 vii 2015 Photo: Derek Lee

Scopula nigropunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)


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