Geometridae : Sterrhinae

Photo © Angela Arkell,  30/06/2013 - mousehold

Similar Norfolk Species
Plain Wave
Idaea straminata
Riband Wave
Idaea aversata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 70.016/1713
Norfolk status
Two distinct forms occur of this species, roughly equal in numbers. One has a dark band across all four wings, where as the other f. remutata, only has narrow cross-lines.

Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2015128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
30/08/2015328TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
29/08/2015228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
29/08/2015228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
29/08/2015227TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Season: One generation. June-Aug. (Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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