Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1705 (ABH70.006) Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa, (Goeze, 1781)

KR08137

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Creamy-white wings with distinct brownish cross-lines and a small, but noticeable, blackish central dot on both wings. The base of the leading edge of the forewing is brownish. There are several fine dark dashes along the outer edges.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 9-11m.
Flying: One generation, early June-late July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Hedgerows, scrubby grassland, woodland rides and edges, marsh edges and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 83 (30.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 31 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 05 July

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata

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