Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Riband Wave
Idaea aversata
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Plain Wave
Idaea straminata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1715 / 70.018

A local and uncommon species across our region.

A species of acid woodland and heathland.

Overwinters as a larva and adults fly from dusk, coming to light.

Note Many claimed records of this species turn out to be the non-banded form of Riband Wave. It is NOT common away from its preferred habitats.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57
17/06/2022 to 23/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
17/07/20213VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
17/07/20213VC39 - StaffordshireSK05
15/07/20211VC40 - ShropshireSJ61

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