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Scopula immorata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lewes Wave
70.0190 (B&F: 1683)


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

Extinct in East Sussex since 1961; never detected in West Sussex. Previously common in the heathery glades of The Vert Wood complex between Laughton and East Hoathly. Usually single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to mid July but occasionally from late May to late July. A sporadic and partial second emergence was noted from mid September to mid October. The larval foodplant was not known in this country but on the continent Artemesia campestris and vulgaris and Achillea millefolium have been recorded. (Pratt, 2011)

Scopula immorata (Linnaeus, 1758)
reared, ex female
Bulgaria, 2006
Photo: Roy Leverton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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