Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Riband Wave
Idaea aversata
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Plain Wave
Idaea straminata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1715 / 70.018

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread but local species in Britain, the larva is polyphagous on withered leaves of herbaceous plants such as stitchwort (Stellaria spp.) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). In Dorset, the moth is restricted to sandy soils where it colonises deciduous birch and/or oak woodland and scrub. This species resembles the Riband Wave1713, and care is needed to correctly identify it.

Recorded in 24 (60%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Unknown
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
25/08/201919SY98 Wareham
24/08/201919SY98 Wareham
23/08/201919SY98 Wareham
01/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham

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