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Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)

Waved Umber
70.2570 (B&F: 1936)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Ennominae
        »Tribe: Boarmiini

A resident species generally occurring singly or sparingly but it is sometimes fairly common in woods and bushy places. Widespread, but very local in any numbers. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from mid April to mid June, occasionally from early April or to late June. Larvae feed on garden privet, lilac and currant. (Pratt, 2011)

Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Ringmer, 08 v 2016
Photo: John Luck
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Crowborough, 07 v 2016
Photo: Charles Waters
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Belton Road, Brighton, 26 viii 2017
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Lindfield, 08 v 2018
Photo: Bob Foreman
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Herstmonceux, 07 iv 2019
Photo: Mike Mullis
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Findon, 04 v 2020
Photo: John Christleib
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Steyning, 07 iv 2020
Photo: Olly Ellis
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Crowborough, 10 iv 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Warnham LNR, 10 iv 2007
Photo: Sam Bayley
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Pagham Harbour, iv 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Ringmer, 11 iv 2009
Photo: John Luck
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Rodmell, 06 vi 2015
Photo: Elliot Dowding

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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