Geometridae: Ennominae

1955 (ABH70.277) Common White Wave Cabera pusaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07824

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Common White Wave
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is generally whiter with more parallel cross-lines than the similar Common Wave (C. exanthemata).

 

Pupates on or in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), sallows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and late July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 95 (35.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 10 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 June to 11 July

Similar Species
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata


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