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Dwarf Cream Wave
Idaea fuscovenosa

(Goeze, 1781) 1705 / 70.006

Davey, P., 2009: A single-brooded species confined to England where it is locally common in the south becoming scarcer further north, the polyphagous larva feeding on fallen withered or dry leaves, and on mosses. In Dorset, the moth is most frequently recorded at house windows being attracted to relatively low wattage neon or actinic light. In the absence of light trap records, information relating to this species is scant and the status of the moth is unclear. The number of Dwarf Cream Waves... Read More

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11m
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Not known in the wild
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/201919SY98 Wareham
21/08/201919SY98 Wareham
15/08/201919SY98 Wareham
13/08/201929SY98 Wareham
12/08/201919SY98 Wareham

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