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1936 ~ Waved Umber ~ Menophra abruptaria
UK Status

Resident. Common S,(C)

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, especially in the eastern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-42mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly broadleaf woodland, but also found in scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens.


Garden privet, lilac and winter jasmine.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a cocoon on the foodplant. Larva early June-mid September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th Apr 2009, Llanfyllin