Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Small Fan-footed Wave
Idaea biselata
Single-dotted Wave
Idaea dimidiata
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Treble Brown Spot
Idaea trigeminata

(Haworth, 1809) 1711 / 70.012

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very little rarer than the next kind, but unnoted from the west and north. Copdock (Hkg); Bentley Woods not infrequently (Mly), Ipswich, Baylham and Westerfield (Pyett); Kesgrave (Freeman); Waldringfield, very plentiful at light and sugar (Wlr); Brandeston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common.

Life history: Suffolk records suggest a single brood with occasional records later in the year.

Identification: Single-dotted wave has the dark spot in the corner only and Small Fan-footed wave darker forms are not as pinched in along the dark outer band.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
29/05/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
28/05/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
19/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
12/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 10-11mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jul. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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