Geometridae: Larentiinae

1875 (ABH70.111) Small White Wave Asthena albulata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR08656

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Hazel (Corylus avellana), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), birches (Betula spp.), Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)
Flying: One/two generations, May-early July and August-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and heathland habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 May to 26 August



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, red, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2