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Small Fan-footed Wave
Idaea biselata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1702 / 70.013

A common species across our region.

A species of deciduous and coniferous woodland, gardens. Could be confused with scarcer Dwarf Cream Wave.

Overwinters as a larva and comes readily to light.

Recorded in 120 (86%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-11mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Various low-growing plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ70
06/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
02/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO99
23/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
23/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO98

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