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1693 ~ Cream Wave ~ Scopula floslactata floslactata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-33mm.

Confusion species

Smoky Wave and Lesser Cream Wave

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaved woodland, damp grassland and gardens.


Bedstraw, woodruff and bush vetch.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a fully grown larva. Larva July-April. Pupates in loose soil.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 31st May 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 28th May 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 4th June 2011, Commins Coch