Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Satin Wave
Idaea subsericeata
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Small White Wave
Asthena albulata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1875 / 70.111

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on hazel (Corylus avellana), birch (Betula spp.) and hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant in oak and ash woodland on chalky soils where hazel is the dominant understorey shrub. The moth is seldom encountered far from hazel-rich habitat, in fact the absence of records from areas where birch is dominant suggests that birch is not a potential foodplant for the species in the county. Occasional short... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam, birches and wild roses
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
26/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
13/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
28/07/201919SY49 Bridport
26/07/201919SY78 Broadmayne
31/05/201919SY79 Puddletown

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