This species closely resembles the f. remutata form of Riband Wave, but is slightly smaller. Its smooth, rather silky, muddy-brown wings and fainter cross-lines help distinguish it. The third cross-line is not kinked at the leading edge as it usually is on the Riband Wave.
Pupates in plant debris.
Open woodland, scrubby heathland, hedgerows and gardens.
Recorded in 8 (3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2018
Recorded date range (Adult): 19 June to 08 September