Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Dotted Border Wave
Idaea sylvestraria
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Satin Wave
Idaea subsericeata

(Haworth, 1809) 1709 / 70.009

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring widely across southern Britain but more local further north, the polyphagous larva feeding on the withered or mouldy leaves of herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is very common on Portland. Inland it is frequent in deciduous woodland and least often seen on sandy soils. The national norm is a first brood in June and July, followed by a partial second brood in late August and early September. However, in Dorset, univoltine and bivoltine cycles are... Read More

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: June - July (August - September)
Foodplant:   Unknown in the wild
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
24/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
22/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
13/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
11/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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