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