Geometridae : Ennominae
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Common Wave
Cabera exanthemata
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Common White Wave
Cabera pusaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1955 / 70.277

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant everywhere in sylvan places from Bentley Woods to Gorleston; Blythburgh Wood in 1931.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Double-brooded. Larvae have been found in the autumn in the county mainly on Birch.

Identification: Common wave is similar but the cross lines are brown and curved.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2023125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
05/09/2023225TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
05/09/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
03/09/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
02/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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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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