Geometridae : Ennominae
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Common White Wave
Cabera pusaria
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Common Wave
Cabera exanthemata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1956 / 70.278

A common species across the region.

A species of woodland and carr, especially very damp areas.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults can be disturbed during the day and later comes to light.

Note Similar to Common White Wave but wings more rounded, freckling is brownish and the cross-lines more curved.

Recorded in 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - July and July - September
Foodplant:   Goat Willow, Grey Willow, sallows and poplars
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
30/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
25/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
25/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
24/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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