The Mullein Wave moth is a member of the larger Geometridae family of moths whose caterpillars are recognisable by only having legs at the front and rear of their bodies. This distribution of legs causes them, when walking, to move one end of their body at a time, creating a bend from which this group of moths have been named – see the Illustrated Guide to British Caterpillars.
Insight into Mullein Wave (Scopula marginepunctata): this moth has an approximate 27mm wing span and is locally distributed throughout much of the UK, mainly in coastal locations.
The larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants including plantains, mugwort and knotgrass. The species has two generations in the south between May and September.