Geometridae : Ennominae
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Common Wave
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Common White Wave
Cabera pusaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1955 / 70.277

A common species across the region.

A species of woodland and scrub.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults can be found resting on tree trunks or disturbed from vegetation during the data and later coming sparingly to light.

Note In Common Wave the cross-lines are brown and more curved and the freckling on the wing brownish rather than greyish.

Recorded in 118 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
29/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
26/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
25/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
24/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO44

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