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Cream Wave

Observed: 8th May 2011 By: PetejPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in InvertebratesPetej’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cream Wave

I put a photo of what I thought was a Cream Wave up a couple of weeks ago but there was no agreement with that identification. This one looks very similar so it will be interesting to hear anyone's thoughts on it.

Species interactions

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Species with which Cream Wave (Scopula floslactata) interacts


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Certainly looks like either a cream wave or a lesser cream wave. Apparently the first front wing is 15mm and lesser 12mm


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Front wing length

Thanks for that Stephen - I didn't think to put anything beside this moth to measure it because I wanted to photograph it before it flew on but it is good to know that the wing lengeth is the key indicator. I think this one is most likely to be the Cream Wave rather than Lesser - just making a subjective judgement of the wing length but I must get into the habit of carrying something with me that can act as a measure.