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Welsh Wave
Venusia cambrica Curtis, 1839
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1873 / 70.115
Photo © Peter Hall,  Rosemarkie, East Ross vc-106. June 8th 2022

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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Rowan mainly
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A local and rare resident in the north and west of the region.

A species of moorland and open woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults rest by day on rocks, fence posts etc and come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2022139SK04 - Alton/Oakamoor
06/07/2018140SO39 - Stiperstones/Norbury
06/07/2018140SO39 - Stiperstones/Norbury
17/07/2013239SJ94 - Consall/Parkhall
20/07/2006+40SO39 - Stiperstones/Norbury
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