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Small Dusty Wave
Idaea seriata

(Schrank, 1802) 1707 / 70.008

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England, Wales and eastern Scotland, the polyphagous larva feeding on ivy (Hedera helix), withered or dry leaves of herbaceous plants, mouldy leaf litter, vegetable refuse and compost. The moth shares the Dwarf Cream Wave's penchant for illuminated windows to which they seem to be readily attracted. Ivy carpets the quarries along the Purbeck coast and on Portland and among grassland elsewhere along the coastal belt, and the moth is often recorded from... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: Two Generations. June - July, August -September
Foodplant:   Plant debris
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Dwarf Cream Wave | Satin Wave >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
27/09/201919SY98 Wareham
21/09/201919SY49 Bridport
18/09/201919SY78 Broadmayne
16/09/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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