72.066 BF2475 – Waved Black – Erebidae – Parascotia fuliginaria


Waved Black Erebidae – Boletobiinae – Parascotia fuliginaria

STATUS The status of this moth in Derbyshire is uncertain and possibly accidentally introduced. The species has been recorded on several consecutive years from a site in Darley Dale, near Matlock, close to a timber yard. There seems to be no other records in recent times, apart from 1955 and 1959 both from Ramcroft Colliery, Heath.

ID POINTERS – Looks like a geometrid species. A charcoal blackish-grey ground colour and creamy white spotting with weaker cross-lines are fairly diagnostic.

FLIGHT PERIOD – On the wing June – July. 

IMAGES – Darley Dale, Derbyshire – Simon Roddis© 


Waved Black – Darley Dale 26th July 2013 – The 5th Specimen in 11 years at this site, the only site in Derbyshire. 

Waved Black – Darley Dale 20th July 2005


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