Geometridae: Ennominae

1956 (ABH70.278) Common Wave Cabera exanthemata, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR07826

ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
ex Larva, Great Staughton, May 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton, September 2010
Great Staughton, September 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, September 2010
Great Staughton, September 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, September 2010
Great Staughton, September 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, September 2010
Great Staughton, September 2010
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This species has a sprinkling of brown and its cross-lines are more curved than the Common White Wave (C. pusaria).

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): willows (Salix spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-early July and early July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Damp woodland and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 93 (34.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 April to 12 September

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria


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