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Waved Umber
Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1936 / 70.257
Photo © Terry Box

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Small Waved Umber
Horisme vitalbata
Forewing: 18-21mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Garden Privet, Lilac and Jasmine
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are scattered records from all five vice-counties for this species and it is generally frequent or common.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county particularly in woodland where the larvae are common on a wide variety of trees and shrubs.

Recorded in 112 (56%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2023162SE77 - Malton
12/06/2023161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
11/06/2023161TA26 - Flamborough Head (South)
08/06/2023161TA31 - Skeffling / Easington
02/06/2023161TA04 - Beverley (N)
Further info: Menophra abruptaria
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