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Small White Wave
Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
Photo © Dave Appleton,  01/06/2014 - Rawhall Wood

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Satin Wave
Idaea subsericeata
Forewing: 9-11mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Hazel, Hornbeam, birches and wild roses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Broadleaved woodland and heathland habitats.

Darker contrasting cross lines than other small waves.

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/06/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
02/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
13/06/2018127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
03/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
27/05/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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