Cream wave

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Cream Wave
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Scopula
Species: S. floslactata
Binomial name
Scopula floslactata
(Haworth, 1809)[1]
  • Phalaena brunneata Goeze 1781
  • Phalaena cariata Schrank 1802
  • Phalaena concatenata Hufnagel 1767
  • Phalaena dentilinearia Borkhausen, 1794
  • Phalaena fulvicans Fourcroy 1785
  • Phalaena fulvostriata Goeze 1781
  • Phalaena lactata Haworth 1809
  • Scopula scotica Cockayne 1951
  • Geometra remutaria Hubner 1799
  • Scopula spataceata (Scopoli, 1763)
  • Phalaena strigata Fourcroy 1785
  • Phalaena sublactata Haworth 1809

The cream wave (Scopula floslactata) is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is found in forest and woodland regions, feeding on grasses and small plants such as dandelion. It is a very common species in western Europe, but the range extends to Korea, Japan and China.[2]

Scopula floslactata is a grayish white moth with a wingspan of about three centimeters. Its wings are fringed and the males have small, feathered antennae.

It has one generation per year, with adults taking flight from late May through early July.


  • Scopula floslactata floslactata (Europe to China)
  • Scopula floslactata claudata Prout 1913 (Japan, Korea, Russia: Primorye and South



  1. ^ Sihvonen, P., 2005: Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143: 473–530.
  2. ^ The Sterrhinae moth fauna of Fenglin Nature Reserve, North-East China (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Geometridae)

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