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Riband Wave
Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
Photo © Rob Lee

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Plain Wave
Idaea straminata
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Season: One generation. June-Aug. (Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2019227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/06/2019328TF73 - Docking/Bircham
15/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/06/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
12/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
Further info: Idaea aversata
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