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 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2022
Recorded date range (Adult): 17 June to 08 September