Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Small Dusty Wave
Idaea seriata
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Mullein Wave
Scopula marginepunctata

(Goeze, 1781) 1689 / 70.023

Morley's Final Catalogue: Considered too general to localise in 1890, but certainly by no means frequent and usually seen near the east coast in August. Ipswich at light, Wherstead, and not uncommon at Felixstow in 1900-35 (Mly); Bawdsey, Aldeburgh, Southwold and occasionally Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Scarce, mainly along the coast.

Life history: Double brooded.

Identification: Small Dusty wave is a much smaller species.

Habitat: Coastal habitats.

Recorded in 22 (38%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
15/08/20231125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
09/08/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
06/08/2023225TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
03/08/2023+25TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Jun-Jul. Aug-Sep.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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