Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Satin Wave
Idaea subsericeata
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Small White Wave
Asthena albulata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1875 / 70.111

A fairly common resident in the south, scarce in the north.

A species of old broadleaved woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults easily disturbed during the day and are attracted sparingly to light.

Note records of this species often turn out to be Common Wave.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 56 (40%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam, birches and wild roses
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
07/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
30/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
30/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
08/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
06/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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